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Connecticut vs Georgetown Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds
Huskies vs Hoyas Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Connecticut Huskies at Georgetown Hoyas
- Where: Washington at Capital One Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds: Connecticut -13.5, UCONN -1069 | GEORGE +644 O/U 146.5
Connecticut will take the floor against the Hoyas with an overall record of 17-6. On the road, the Huskies will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 5-4. So far, the Huskies have been favored 22 times, going 16-6 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Connecticut as -13.5 point favorites.
Adama Sanogo comes into today’s game as the Huskies’ leading scorer at 17.26 points per contest. Not only has Sanogo been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Connecticut’s top rebounder at 7.26 boards per contest. Behind Sanogo, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jordan Hawkins, who is second on the team in scoring at 16.57 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.1% of his shots and is adding 3.95 boards per game.
On offense, Connecticut is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 75.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 23 games, they have only hit 35.4% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 34.16% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
The Georgetown Hoyas head into today’s game in what will be their 24th game of the season, posting a record of 6-17. So far this season, Georgetown has played 14 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-8. For the season, Georgetown has been the underdog in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 1-14. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Hoyas being +13.5 point underdogs.
Georgetown’s leading scorer this season is Amir Spears, who is averaging 16.83 points per contest. So far, Spears has accounted for 23.53% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.22 rebounds per game and 5.3 assists. Brandon Murray is the second leading scorer for the Hoyas, averaging 14.44 points per game. Between him and Murray, they are accounting for 39.3% 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 they 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: Connecticut Huskies -13.5
The Connecticut Huskies will start their matchup against Georgetown Hoyas as the strong favorites to pick up the win with a point spread of -13.5. We like Connecticut’s chances to pull away with an easy win and cover the spread. When considering how each team likes to play, both Connecticut and Georgetown are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario works in Connecticut’s favor, as their superior talent should come through throughout the game in an easy win. Although the Huskies don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 2-3 (last 5), we like their chances to come away with the ATS win.