The well-rested Howard Bison battle the Georgetown Hoyas in a nonconference matchup on Wednesday night. The Bison (5-4), who have been off 11 days since defeating American 90-56, are shooting 40 percent from 3-point range, 11th-best nationally. The Hoyas (5-4), who have won three of four, are also among the best 3-point shooting teams in the country, topping the Big East at 39.3 percent. Georgetown is second in the league, averaging 13 offensive rebounds and nine 3-pointers per contest.
The game from Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., is scheduled to tip off at 6:30 p.m. ET. Howard is averaging 81.6 points per game, while Georgetown averages 76.6. The Hoyas are 10.5-point favorites in the latest Howard vs. Georgetown odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 157.5. Before making any Howard vs. Georgetown picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Howard vs. Georgetown and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college basketball lines and trends for Howard vs. Georgetown:
- Howard vs. Georgetown spread: Georgetown -10.5
- Howard vs. Georgetown over-under: 157.5 points
- Howard vs. Georgetown moneyline: Howard +400, Georgetown -550
- HOW: The Bison are 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games
- GEO: The Hoyas are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games against a team with a losing road record
Why Georgetown can cover
Sophomore guard Dante Harris had a seven-game double-digit scoring streak snapped in Saturday's win against Syracuse after being held to seven points. But he is averaging 13.1 points, 5.1 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. His best game this season was a 19-point performance in a 73-56 loss against San Diego State on Nov. 25. For his career, Harris has started 30 of 35 games, averaging 9.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.
Also powering the Hoyas is senior guard Donald Carey, who poured in 18 points in the win over Syracuse which was his seventh double-figure scoring game of the year. He has reached 20 or more points twice, including in an 80-67 loss at South Carolina on Dec. 5. He also scored 20 in an 83-65 victory over Siena on Nov. 19. For the season, Carey is averaging 12.8 points, five rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.
Why Howard can cover
The Bison also have four players averaging double-digit scoring. Freshman Elijah Hawkins tops the list, averaging 14.3 points, 6.9 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 steals in a team-high 30.5 minutes per game. Hawkins has reached double figures in seven of eight games, including a pair of double-doubles.
Also powering Howard is sophomore forward Steve Settle III, who averages 13.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.7 steals. He has been on fire of late, scoring 19 points in the Bison's last game against American, and is hitting on 57.6 percent of his field goals, including 50 percent from 3-point range. He has scored 13 points or more in six games, including a season-high 21 points against High Point on Nov. 20.
How to make Howard vs. Georgetown picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the point total. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in nearly 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the model's Georgetown vs. Howard pick at SportsLine.
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