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Georgetown vs DePaul Pick & Preview: Thursday, December 29th Betting Odds
Hoyas vs Blue Demons Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Georgetown Hoyas at DePaul Blue Demons
- Where: Chicago at Wintrust Arena
- Date: Thursday, December 29th
- Betting Odds: Georgetown +4, GEORGE +153 | DEPAUL -190 O/U 153.5
Georgetown will take the floor against the Blue Demons with an overall record of 5-8. So far, the Hoyas have played 4 games on the road, with a record of 0-4. For the season, Georgetown has been the underdog in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 0-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Hoyas being +4 point underdogs.
Georgetown’s leading scorer this season is Amir Spears who is averaging 17.69 points per contest. So far, Spears has accounted for 23.59% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.46 rebounds per game and 4.46 assists. Brandon Murray is the second leading scorer for the Hoyas, averaging 14.64 points per game. Between him and Murray, they are accounting for 40.1% 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.
Blue Demons Preview:
Through 13 games, the DePaul Blue Demons have an overall record of 6-7. Currently, the Blue Demons have been the home team 5 times, sitting with a record of 4-1. The Blue Demons’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4 points in their favor. For the season, DePaul has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 5-1.
DePaul will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Javan Johnson who is averaging 16.46 points per game for the Blue Demons. Johnson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Blue Demons’ offensive gameplan is the play of Umoja Gibson who has hit 37.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.69 points per game.
On offense, DePaul is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.3 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 13 games, they have only hit 31.8% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 34.31% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: DePaul Blue Demons -4
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the DePaul Blue Demons to pick up the win and cover the spread as -4 point betting favorites. Although DePaul as a team is just 264th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Hoyas’ defense. At -4 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Blue Demons to come out on top and cover.
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