The Georgetown Hoyas (7-3) square off against the UMBC Retrievers (6-6) at Capital One Arena. The game begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
UMBC Retrievers at Georgetown Hoyas Betting Prediction
In the Retrievers’ last game, they defeated the Coppin State Eagles, 86-77. The Retrievers had a turnover percentage of 13.0 (better than their season average of 17.7) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.550 (above their season average of 0.516). UMBC received a boost from K.J. Jackson, who had 14 points, seven assists and five rebounds.
The Hoyas were victorious over the Syracuse Orange in their last game, 89-79. The Hoyas knocked down 24 of their 31 free throws (77.4 percent) and held the Orange to an offensive rebounding percentage of 15.6 (below their season average of 29.2). Mac McClung was the game’s leading scorer with 26 points on 7-for-16 shooting from the field.
The aggressive Georgetown offense could be living from the free throw line in this meeting. The Hoyas currently rank ninth in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.302, while UMBC ranks 284th in FTA rate allowed (0.257).
UMBC vs. Georgetown ATS Pick
Basketball Prediction: ATS Winner – Georgetown, O/U – Over
UMBC ranks 44th in assists allowed per game (10.5) while Georgetown ranks 214th (15.0).
The Hoyas rank 21st in blocks per game (5.2) while the Retrievers rank 182nd (1.8).
UMBC ranks 105th in three pointers attempted per game (23.5) while Georgetown ranks 238th in three pointers allowed per game (25.7).
The Hoyas rank 35th in rebounds per game (39.7) while the Retrievers rank 161st (35.3).
Georgetown ranks 111th in steals per game (6.6) while UMBC ranks 164th in steals allowed per game (7.5).
The Retrievers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 0.2, down from 6.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the Hoyas have scored an average of 79.0 points per game (1.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 74.6 points per game (0.3 below their season average).