Villanova vs Georgetown Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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The No. 6 seed Villanova Wildcats (16-15, 10-10 Big East) and the No. 11 seed Georgetown Hoyas (7-24, 2-18 Big East) meet in the Big East Tournament Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. Gametime is at 8:00 PM.

Villanova is a double-digit 11-point favorite against Georgetown when the Wildcats face off with the Hoyas on Wednesday. A 141-point over/under has been set for the matchup.

Villanova vs. Georgetown Odds

Point Spread for Villanova vs. Georgetown

The spread for this matchup is set at 11 points, with oddsmakers listing Villanova as the favorite.

Villanova vs. Georgetown Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Villanova has -683 odds to pick up the win, while Georgetown is listed at +483 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 141 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Arena: Madison Square Garden

Villanova vs. Georgetown Betting Trends

Villanova has 13 wins against the spread in 31 games this season. The Wildcats have come away with 12 wins in the 20 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Villanova’s games this year have hit the over 48.4% of the time (15 out of 31 games with a set point total).

Georgetown has 14 wins against the spread in 31 games this year. The Hoyas are 2-21 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 8.7% of those games). Georgetown’s games this year have hit the over on 18 of 31 set point totals (58.1%).

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Villanova vs. Georgetown Key Players to Watch

Villanova

Eric Dixon averages 15.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also averaging 1.5 assists, shooting 50.3% from the field and 37.8% from beyond the arc with 1.2 made 3-pointers per contest. Caleb Daniels averages a team-leading 2.5 assists per contest. He is also posting 14.6 points and 4.5 rebounds, shooting 40.9% from the floor and 35.3% from beyond the arc with 2.3 made 3-pointers per contest. Brandon Slater is averaging 9.2 points, 1.5 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game. Cam Whitmore posts 12.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest, shooting 47.3% from the field and 34% from beyond the arc with 1.4 made 3-pointers per game.

Georgetown

Brandon Murray gives the Hoyas 13.9 points, 4 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. He also averages 1.5 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Akok Akok is putting up 6.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1 assists per contest, making 45.5% of his shots from the field. Qudus Wahab is averaging a team-high 7.4 rebounds per contest. And he is contributing 9.9 points and 0.5 assists, making 51.6% of his shots from the field.

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What you need to know about the Villanova Wildcats

Villanova and its Big East opponents have combined to go over the point total eight out of 20 times this season. On offense, the Wildcats are scoring 69.5 points per game (234th-ranked in college basketball). They are surrendering 67.9 points per contest on defense (115th-ranked). This season, Villanova is averaging 28.6 rebounds per game (327th-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 29.5 rebounds per contest (85th-ranked).

So far this season, Villanova is sinking 8.5 threes per game (62nd-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 33.2% (235th-ranked) from downtown. With 7.7 threes conceded per game, the Wildcats are 242nd in college basketball. They are allowing a 33.7% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 182nd in college basketball.

The Wildcats have gone 6-4 in their last 10 contests, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, Villanova has hit the over four times. Villanova’s offense has been less effective over its last 10 games, putting up 67.6 points a contest compared to the 69.5 it has averaged this season. Villanova’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (66.6) is 1.3 fewer points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (67.9).

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What you need to know about the Georgetown Hoyas

Georgetown has covered 10 times in 20 matchups with a spread in conference play this season. In 2022-23, the Hoyas are 212th in the country offensively (70.2 points scored per game) and ninth-worst defensively (78.1 points allowed). Georgetown grabs 33.4 rebounds per game and give up 33.7 boards, ranking 84th and 323rd, respectively, in the country.

In 2022-23, Georgetown is 320th in college basketball in 3-point makes (5.9 per game) and 321st in 3-point percentage (31.4%). Defensively, the Hoyas are worst in the country in 3-pointers conceded per game at 9.5. And they are worst in 3-point percentage conceded at 38.8%.

The Hoyas have a 6-4 record against the spread while finishing 1-9 overall in their last 10 games. Four of Georgetown’s last 10 games have hit the over. Georgetown has played worse offensively over its last 10 games, generating 65.8 points per contest, 4.4 fewer points its than season average of 70.2. While the Hoyas are allowing 78.1 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark in their past 10 games, allowing 77.3 points per contest.

Villanova vs. Georgetown Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Villanova, and we predict that Georgetown will cover the spread (Villanova -11). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 141 points.

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How to bet Villanova vs. Georgetown

You can bet on Villanova vs. Georgetown at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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