The Georgetown Hoyas (6-3) clash against the Syracuse Orange (5-4) at Capital One Arena. The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 14, 2019.
Syracuse Orange vs. Georgetown Hoyas Betting Prediction
In the Orange’s last matchup, they blew out the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 97-63. The Orange made 25 of their 30 free throws (83.3 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.632 (above their season average of 0.501). Syracuse rallied around Elijah Hughes, who was the game’s high scorer with 33 points on 10-for-15 shooting.
The Hoyas defeated the SMU Mustangs in their last matchup, 91-74. Georgetown made 14 of their 27 three pointers (51.9 percent). SMU, on the other hand, did a great job of converting from the free throw line (24-30; 80.0 percent). With 19 points and seven assists, Mac McClung played well for Georgetown.
The Orange won the only contest against the Hoyas last season, 72-71. The Orange had a much better turnover percentage (11.7 vs. 17.5) and had a better free throw rate (0.241 vs. 0.175).
It will be a showdown of opposite tempos as the up-and-down Hoyas will look to push the more methodical Orange. Since the 2018-19 season, the Hoyas rank 43rd in possessions per game while the Orange are 287th.
Syracuse at Georgetown ATS Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – Syracuse, O/U – Under
Georgetown ranks 32nd in assists per game (16.3) while Syracuse ranks 211th in assists allowed per game (14.9).
The Orange average 8.2 steals per game, which ranks 41st in the nation. The Hoyas rank 209th in steals allowed per game (7.9).
Georgetown averages 39.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 32nd in the NCAA. Syracuse ranks 198th in rebounds allowed per game (36.8).
The Orange rank 75th in three pointers attempted per game (24.6) while the Hoyas rank 236th (22.0).
Georgetown ranks 12th in blocks per game (4.3) while Syracuse ranks 62nd in blocks allowed per game (3.0).