Wildcats vs. Hoyas Prediction
The 17th-ranked Villanova Wildcats already have one win this season over the Georgetown Hoyas. Can Villanova complete the season sweep tonight on the road at Georgetown?
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Capital One Arena at 6:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wildcats are a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 149.5 points. As of Wednesday morning, 85 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Villanova. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Wildcats blow lead versus Red Storm
Villanova blew a 14-point lead Sunday night in a 71-65 defeat at St. John's to fall to 20-6 overall and 11-2 in the Big East Conference. The Wildcats were outscored 45-28 in the second half of the defeat. Villanova shot 18-of-54 from the floor, 11-of-35 from 3-point range and 18-of-24 at the free throw line. Joe Cremo paced the Wildcats with 14 points off the bench on 4-of-7 shooting from 3-point range plus 2-of-4 at the free throw line. He added four rebounds and two assists. Phil Booth contributed 13 points, three boards and three dimes. Eric Paschall talled 11 points, 14 rebounds and four assists. Saddiq Bey added 11 points, five caroms and two assists.
Hoyas drop second straight
Georgetown fell by a count of 90-75 Wednesday night at Seton Hall to drop to 15-10 overall and 5-7 in conference action. The Hoyas trailed 48-35 at halftime and were unable to recover. Georgetown shot 29-of-64 from the field, 7-of-24 from 3-point distance and 10-of-11 at the free throw line. Jessie Govan paced the Hoyas with 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting plus 4-of-5 at the free throw line. He also notched six rebounds and two assists. Greg Malinowski added 16 points, four boards and four assists off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Wildcats are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games versus the Big East. Villanova is 35-16 ATS in its last 51 road games.
The Hoyas are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 Big East games. Georgetown is 9-20-1 ATS in its last 30 games overall.
The Wildcats have been a little shaky lately, with losses in two of their last three. A defeat at Marquette is very understandable, but looking awful in the second half against St. John's is out of character. Georgetown is better on the offensive end than defensively, while being at home should help it keep this one close. The Hoyas have lost a lot of close games this season and I think they can keep this one close against a team not on top of its game at the current moment.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: GEORGETOWN HOYAS +5.5