It will be a battle between Big East opponents when the Xavier Musketeers (12-6, 1-4 Big East) welcome the Georgetown Hoyas (12-7, 2-4 Big East) to the Cintas Center. The game is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.
Georgetown Hoyas vs. Xavier Musketeers Betting Prediction
The Hoyas are hoping for a better outcome after their 84-80 loss to the Marquette Golden Eagles in their last matchup. Marquette’s turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over Georgetown. The Golden Eagles had a rate of 7.6 (better than their season average of 16.8), while the Hoyas posted a mark of 10.8. Georgetown’s Omer Yurtseven had a solid game, recording 22 points and 11 rebounds.
In the Musketeers’ previous outing, they got blown out by the Marquette Golden Eagles, 85-65. Marquette’s offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest advantage over Xavier. The Golden Eagles had a rate of 44.1 (above their season average of 28.5), while the Musketeers posted a mark of 26.2 (below their season average of 31.6). With 16 points on 6-for-9 shooting, Tyrique Jones was Xavier’s leading scorer.
Georgetown should have an edge on the offensive glass in this showdown. The Hoyas rank 31st in offensive rebounding percentage (34.7 percent), while Xavier ranks 223rd in defensive rebounding percentage (71.1 percent).
After splitting two games last season, these teams will go head-to-head for the first time this year. The Hoyas won the most recent matchup 80-73. The Hoyas knocked down 16 of their 21 free throws (76.2 percent) and had a much better turnover percentage (9.7 vs. 18.2).
Georgetown Hoyas vs. Xavier Musketeers Free Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – Georgetown, O/U – Over
Georgetown ranks 33rd in rebounds per game (39.7) while Xavier ranks 192nd in rebounds allowed per game (36.3).
The Musketeers rank 92nd in three pointers allowed per game (20.7) while the Hoyas rank 248th (25.8).
Xavier ranks 74th in assists per game (14.4) while Georgetown ranks 215th in assists allowed per game (14.8).
The Musketeers rank 129th in steals per game (6.3) while the Hoyas rank 189th in steals allowed per game (7.9).
Georgetown ranks 35th in blocks per game (4.6) while Xavier ranks 73rd in blocks allowed per game (3.1).
The Hoyas have been outscored by an average of 2.0 points in their last five games. For the season, Georgetown has defeated opponents by an average of 5.4 points.
During their last five games, the Musketeers have scored an average of 67.6 points per game (4.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 76.0 points per game (8.9 above their season average).