The Georgetown Hoyas (10-3) will attempt to prolong their six-game winning streak against the Providence Friars (7-6) at Dunkin’ Donuts Center. The game begins at 5:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 31, 2019.
Georgetown Hoyas at Providence Friars Betting Prediction
The last time the Hoyas played, they thoroughly outplayed the American University Eagles, 80-60. The Hoyas made 20 of their 28 free throws (71.4 percent) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 43.3 (above their season average of 37.2). Georgetown rallied around Omer Yurtseven, who was the top scorer from either team with 17 points on 7-for-13 shooting.
The Friars dismantled the Texas Longhorns in their last matchup, 70-48. The Friars held the Longhorns to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.0 (below their season average of 30.5) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.342 (below their season average of 0.528). Alpha Diallo was the top scorer from either team with 14 points on 5-for-14 shooting from the field.
After the Hoyas won both contests against the Friars last season, these teams will battle for the first time this year. In the last contest, Georgetown won 76-67. The Hoyas had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (44.4 vs. 27.7) and had a better free throw rate (0.288 vs. 0.194).
This has potential to be a mistake-prone game for the offense of Georgetown. Georgetown ranks 271st in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.8 percent), while the disruptive defense of Providence forces the 25th-most turnovers in the nation (24.6 percent).
Georgetown Hoyas vs. Providence Friars Betting Pick
Pick: ATS Winner – Providence, O/U – Over
Georgetown ranks 17th in rebounds per game (41.3) while Providence ranks 186th in rebounds allowed per game (36.8).
The Friars rank 15th in assists per game (17.1) while the Hoyas rank 178th in assists allowed per game (14.2).
Providence ranks 10th in steals per game (9.8) while Georgetown ranks 170th in steals allowed per game (7.9).
The Friars rank 136th in three pointers attempted per game (22.4) while the Hoyas rank 252nd (17.8).
Georgetown ranks 23rd in blocks per game (5.2) while Providence ranks 122nd in blocks allowed per game (3.8).
The Hoyas’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 20.2, up from 9.9 for the season.
During their last five games, the Friars have scored an average of 68.8 points per game (3.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.2 points per game (6.6 above their season average).