Big East foes match up when the No. 11 Villanova Wildcats (13-5) travel to Capital One Arena to play the Georgetown Hoyas (6-9) in a Saturday afternoon contest. The Wildcats were shocked in their last outing. Marquette upset Villanova 57-54, snapping a six-game winning streak. Georgetown is currently in a slump, dropping five straight games.
Tipoff is set for noon ET. The latest Villanova vs. Georgetown odds from Caesars Sportsbook list the Wildcats as 14-point favorites. The over-under for total points is set at 138.5. Before making any Georgetown vs. Villanova picks, you need 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 Villanova vs. Georgetown, and just revealed its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college basketball odds and trends for Georgetown vs. Villanova:
- Villanova vs. Georgetown spread: Villanova -14
- Villanova vs. Georgetown over-under: 138.5 points
- Villanova vs. Georgetown: Villanova -1100, Georgetown +700
- NOVA: The Wildcats are 11-7 against the spread this season
- GEO: The Hoyas are 6-9 against the spread this season
Why Villanova can cover
Guard Collin Gillespie has been one of the top scorers in the Big East. He is ranked third in scoring (16.7), with 3.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Gillespie has scored more than 20 points in six games thus far. The Pennsylvania native is also a knock-down 3-point shooter, hitting 40 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc. Gillespie has made at least three 3-pointers in 12 matchups.
Redshirt sophomore forward Eric Dixon is logging 9.3 points with 6.2 rebounds. Dixon is a sniper for the Wildcats, shooting a team-high 53 percent from 3-point land. The fellow Pennsylvania native has scored at least 14 points in three consecutive games. In the Jan. 12 win over Xavier, Dixon tallied his double-double of the year. He had 15 points and 10 boards.
Why Georgetown can cover
Freshman guard Aminu Mohammed is averaging 13.7 points and 8.4 rebounds per contest. Mohammed has registered six double-doubles, making his presence felt on the glass. The Maryland native has made plays on the defensive end, swiping at least two steals in seven games. Mohammed's best game of the season so far came in a win over Syracuse. He finished with 23 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and two steals.
Graduate student guard Donald Carey is logging 13.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists. He has made at least three 3-pointers in six games thus far. Carey also swiped three or more steals in three straight games. The Maryland native is coming off a solid performance in the loss to Providence. Carey had 21 points, seven rebounds and four steals. He made a season-high five 3-pointers.
How to make Georgetown vs. Villanova picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 143 combined points. It also says one side of the spread is hitting almost 60 percent of the time. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
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