It will be a battle between Big East opponents when the Georgetown Hoyas (15-10, 5-7 Big East) welcome the Providence Friars (14-12, 7-6 Big East) to Capital One Arena. The game is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Providence Friars vs. Georgetown Hoyas Betting Prediction
The Friars come in on a high note after just getting past the No. 10 Seton Hall Pirates in their last game, 74-71. The Friars, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 33.7, had a ridiculous mark of 45.5 and had a better turnover percentage (16.8 vs. 18.3). With 35 points on 11-for-15 shooting, Alpha Diallo was the top scorer from either team.
In the Hoyas’ last matchup, they were victorious over the No. 19 Butler Bulldogs, 73-66. Georgetown’s 0.271 free throw rate was their biggest strength over Butler, who had a mark of 0.115. The Hoyas’ mark was above their season average of 0.265, while the Bulldogs’ was below their season average of 0.228. Terrell Allen was the top scorer from either team with 22 points on 9-for-14 shooting from the field.
This will be the second game of the season between these two teams. Diallo scored a game-high 20 points in the first matchup, in which the Friars beat the Hoyas 76-60. He also recorded eight rebounds. Providence made 10 of its 25 three pointers (40.0 percent). Georgetown, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (24.3 vs. 18.5).
The offensive glass could be a huge edge for Georgetown in this meeting. The Hoyas rank 34th in offensive rebounding percentage (33.4 percent), while Providence ranks 190th in defensive rebounding percentage (72.0 percent).
Providence Friars vs. Georgetown Hoyas Free Pick
College Basketball Prediction: ATS Winner – Providence, O/U – Under
Providence ranks 95th in three pointers allowed per game (20.3) while Georgetown ranks 272nd (25.4).
The Friars rank 65th in assists per game (14.5) while the Hoyas rank 232nd in assists allowed per game (14.9).
Providence ranks 31st in steals per game (8.2) while Georgetown ranks 197th in steals allowed per game (7.5).
The Hoyas average 39.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 34th in the country. The Friars rank 192nd in rebounds allowed per game (36.0).
Georgetown blocks 4.3 opponent shots per game, which is ranked 41st in the nation. Providence ranks 137th in blocks allowed per game (3.7).
The Friars’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 1.4, down from 3.6 for the season.
During their last five games, the Hoyas have scored an average of 71.4 points per game (5.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.4 points per game (1.5 below their season average).