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NCAA Hoops Betting: Georgetown vs. Louisville Pick

Fri, Jan 28, 4:49pm by Kevin Pitstock

The Big East Conference will have a battle of two of their top teams on Monday, January 31, 2011 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Louisville vs. Georgetown are teams battling for position in the conference. Louisville comes in with a 17-4 record and they are 3-2 on the road. They are winners of 7 of their last 10 games. Their last contest saw them defeat UConn in 2 overtimes 79-78. Georgetown is 16-5 and are 7-2 at home. They beat Villanova in their last contest 69-66. They are winners of six of their last ten games. Before we make our prediction and get the odds from Sportingbet, let’s preview the teams.

Georgetown Overview

The Hoyas handle themselves around the glass as they ot rebound their opponents by 8 boards per game. Offensively, the score at a 75.6 clip and allow 66.5 points to the opponent. Free throw shooting is decent at 73% and they hit from the field at a 50% rate. Austin Freeman leads the team in scoring at 18.8 per game. Julian Vaughn gets 5.6 rebounds per game and blocks over 2 shots per game. Chris Knight handles the ball and dishes out over 5 assists per game.

Louisville Overview

The Cardinals hold their opponents to 65 points per game while they average 79 per game. They are a good shooting team with a 47% from the field and they average 37 rebounds per game. This Rick Pitino coached team struggles from the free throw line as they shoot 66%. Preston Knowles leads the team in scoring at 15.1 points per game and Peyton Siva averages 5 assists and 2.3 steals per game. Terence Jennings hauls in over 5 rebounds per game.

Tips and Predictions

Louisville can run the ball up the floor quickly and score in transition but they have a bit of a rebounding issue. Georgetown is very good and keeping teams out of the land and can block the boards. The fact that this is a home game for Georgetown means they have a distinct advantage. Sportingbet has the Georgetown Hoyas at -5. Our prediction on the bet is they will cover that.

Our pick: Georgetown -5 at Sportingbet

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