Sat, Feb 26, 11:42am by Kevin Pitstock
The Verizon Center in Washington, DC is the site of the Georgetown Hoyas hosting the Syracuse Orange. This game takes place on Saturday, February 26, 2011 where Georgetown is 10-3 at home and the visiting Syracuse team is 5-3 on the road.
The Hoyas are ranked 22th in the nation with a 21-7 record and have won eight of their last ten games. The #20 Orangemen are 23-6 and have won five of their last ten games. Before we check the odds courtesy of Iasbet, let’s preview each team and then make our free pick.
The Hoyas are missing an integral part of their offense with an injury to Chris Wright who is the leader for the team in assists and steals. This will be a blow for them. Austin Freeman leads the team in scoring 17.8 points per game and Julian Vaughn shoots 52% from the field and averages 2 blocks per game.
The team scores 72 points per game and give up 65.8 per game. They are the 8th best in the nation in field goal shooting percentage at 48.9%. They average almost 34 rebounds per game and allow 27.5 to the opposition. Georgetown shoots 73% from the free throw stripe.
As a team they score 72.9 points per game and the defense allows 63.1 points per game. The shoot 46% from the field and rebound 37 boards per game and allow the opponents to grab 30 per game. they are a poor free throw shooting team at 65.8% and they make up for it by being the 3rd best in the nation in scoring defense.
Scoop Jardine is the leader in offense with 5.9 assists per game and makes 1.6 steals per game. The scoring leader is Kris Joseph at 14.7 points per game and Rick Jackson compliments with a whopping 11 rebounds per game and 2.5 blocks per game to go along with 58.8% shooting from the field.
Pick and Prediction
The odds at Iasbet reveal that Syracuse at +1.5 for this Big East match-up. The last time these teams met was last year as Syracuse won 75-71. Georgetown is missing guard Chris Wright and that makes up for this being a home game. With our free pick we like the Iasbet +1.5 Syracuse to cover this game.
Our Pick: Bet Syracuse +1.5 at Iasbet
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