It will be a battle between Big East opponents when the No. 19 Butler Bulldogs (19-6, 7-5 Big East) welcome the Georgetown Hoyas (14-10, 4-7 Big East) to Hinkle Fieldhouse. The game gets underway at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 15, 2020.
Georgetown Hoyas at Butler Bulldogs Betting Prediction
In the Hoyas’ last outing, they defeated the DePaul Blue Demons, 76-72. The Hoyas knocked down 18 of their 19 free throws (94.7 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.500 (above their season average of 0.493). With 30 points on 11-for-18 shooting, Jahvon Blair was the top scorer from either team.
The Bulldogs defeated the Xavier Musketeers in their last outing, 66-61. Butler’s 0.151 free throw rate was their largest strength over Xavier, who had a mark of 0.127. The Bulldogs’ mark matched their season average, while the Musketeers’ was below their season average of 0.208. With 11 points and five assists, Butler’s Kamar Baldwin played well.
This is the second game of the season between these two squads. Sean McDermott scored a game-high 25 points in the first game, in which the Bulldogs defeated the Hoyas 69-64. He also had eight rebounds. Butler had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.555 vs. 0.373). Georgetown, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (10.0 vs. 20.0).
Butler should have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Bulldogs currently rank 75th in offensive efficiency, while the Hoyas rank 215th in defensive efficiency. Moreover, the Hoyas rank 32nd in offensive rebounding percentage (33.7 percent), while the Bulldogs rank 52nd in defensive rebounding percentage (75.3 percent).
Georgetown vs. Butler ATS Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – Georgetown, O/U – Over
Butler ranks 59th in assists allowed per game (11.2) while Georgetown ranks 226th (15.0).
The Hoyas rank 24th in rebounds per game (39.5) while the Bulldogs rank 169th (34.9).
Butler ranks 133rd in three pointers allowed per game (21.4) while Georgetown ranks 265th (25.2).
The Hoyas rank 38th in blocks per game (4.4) while the Bulldogs rank 150th (2.7).
The Hoyas have been outscored by an average of 3.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Georgetown has defeated opponents by an average of 3.6 points.
During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 66.4 points per game (2.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.4 points per game (7.2 above their season average).