The Georgetown Hoyas (11-6, 1-3 Big East) can lengthen a five-game home winning streak when they meet the No. 25 Creighton Bluejays (13-4, 2-2 Big East) at Capital One Arena. The game can be seen on CBS Sports Network at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
Creighton Bluejays vs. Georgetown Hoyas ATS Prediction
The Bluejays come in on a high note after defeating the Xavier Musketeers in their last contest, 77-65. The Bluejays made 16 of their 19 free throws (84.2 percent) and held the Musketeers to an effective field goal percentage of 0.436 (below their season average of 0.495). With 19 points on 7-for-13 shooting, Mitch Ballock led Creighton in scoring.
In the Hoyas’ previous game, they fell to the No. 16 Villanova Wildcats, 80-66. Villanova’s 29.0 offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest strength over Georgetown, who had a mark of 22.9. The Wildcats’ mark was below their season average of 29.2, while the Hoyas’ was below their season average of 35.8. With 13 points on 6-for-7 shooting, Qudus Wahab was Georgetown’s high scorer.
After the Bluejays won both games against the Hoyas last season, these teams will clash for the first time this year. In the most recent game, Creighton won 82-69. Creighton did a fantastic job of making free throws (10-14; 71.4 percent). Georgetown, meanwhile, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (22.9 vs. 20.7).
Georgetown does a great job at getting to the charity stripe. They rank 49th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.271), but Creighton is among the best in the nation at keeping opponents off the line (ranking 14th by allowing a FTA rate of 0.152).
Creighton Bluejays at Georgetown Hoyas Betting Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – Creighton, O/U – Over
Creighton ranks 72nd in three pointers attempted per game (24.6) while Georgetown ranks 254th (18.1).
The Bluejays rank eighth in steals allowed per game (4.6) while the Hoyas rank 177th (8.1).
Georgetown averages 40.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 31st in the nation. Creighton ranks 189th in rebounds allowed per game (36.6).
The Hoyas rank 35th in blocks per game (4.7) while the Bluejays rank 174th (2.2).
Creighton ranks 69th in assists per game (14.6) while Georgetown ranks 204th in assists allowed per game (14.8).
The Bluejays’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.4, up from 9.0 for the season.
During their last five games, the Hoyas have scored an average of 71.0 points per game (7.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.0 points per game (0.6 below their season average).