Check out our free Butler vs Georgetown pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Washington. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Butler vs Georgetown Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 1st Betting Odds

Bulldogs vs Hoyas Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Butler Bulldogs at Georgetown Hoyas
  • Where: Washington at Capital One Arena
  • Date: Sunday, January 1st
  • Betting Odds: Butler -3, BUTL -159 | GEORGE +129 O/U 144.0

Bulldogs Preview:

Coming into today’s matchup, the Butler Bulldogs are in the middle of a 3 game losing streak and have an overall record of 8-6. So far, the Bulldogs have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 2-3. This season, Butler has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 8-1. For today’s contest, Butler have a betting line set -3 points in their favor.

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Butler’s leading scorer this season is Chuck Harris who is averaging 13.93 points per contest. So far, Harris has accounted for 19.92% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.21 rebounds per game and 2.86 assists. Manny Bates is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 13.36 points per game. Between him and Bates, they are accounting for 39.0% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Butler this season, as they are currently ranked 411st in college basketball at 63.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bulldogs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.5%, placing them 445th in the NCAA.

Hoyas Preview:

The Georgetown Hoyas head into today’s game in what will be their 15th game of the season, posting a record of 5-9. Currently, the Hoyas have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 5-4. So far, the Hoyas have been the underdog 6 times, going 0-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.

Georgetown’s leading scorer this season is Amir Spears who is averaging 17.0 points per contest. So far, Spears has accounted for 22.65% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.43 rebounds per game and 4.93 assists. Brandon Murray is the second leading scorer for the Hoyas, averaging 15.83 points per game. Between him and Murray, they are accounting for 40.7% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Georgetown this season, as they are currently ranked 218th in college basketball at 70.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Hoyas’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.2%, placing them 236th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Georgetown Hoyas +3

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Butler as the favorites with a line coming in at -3. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Georgetown Hoyas to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Butler at 6.94 made 3’s per game compared to Georgetown at 7.65. Look for Georgetown to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Bulldogs.

 


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