Villanova vs. Georgetown Picks & Best Bets — Big East Tournament 2021

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 11, 2021

The No. 1 seed Villanova Wildcats (16-5) square off against the No. 8 seed Georgetown Hoyas (10-12) as 8.5-point favorites in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals Thursday at Madison Square Garden, tipping off at 12:00 PM ET on FS1. Both teams will look to take one step closer to earning an automatic place in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 11, 2021, 2:10 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Wildcats’ average implied point total this season is 1.8 more points than their implied total in Thursday’s game (76.8 implied points on average compared to 75 implied points in this game).
  • So far this season, Villanova has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (75) 12 times.
  • The 76.7-point average implied total on the season for the Hoyas is 10.7 more points than the team’s 66-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Georgetown has put up more than 66 points 17 times on the season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Villanova and Georgetown Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 8.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Wildcats 11-7 6-5 8-10
Hoyas 12-7 1-1 9-10

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Betting Tips – Shooting Stats

  • The Wildcats make 45% of their shots from the field this season, which is 2.9 percentage points higher than the Hoyas have allowed to their opponents (42.1%).
  • In games when Villanova shoots better than 42.1% from the field, it is 8-4 against the spread and 13-1 overall.
  • Georgetown’s record is 9-6 overall and 10-3 against the spread when its opponents make more than 45% of their shots from the field.
  • The Hoyas are shooting 42.3% from the field, 2.6% lower than the 44.9% the Wildcats’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Georgetown is 5-1 against the spread and 5-2 overall when it shoots higher than 44.9% from the field.
  • This season, Villanova has a 5-2 record against the spread and a 5-2 record overall when its opponents shoot greater than 42.3% from the field.
  • The Wildcats are making 35.5% of their three-point shots this season, 2.2% higher than the 33.3% the Hoyas allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Villanova has an 8-4 record against the spread and a 13-1 record overall when the team knocks down more than 33.3% of its attempts from three-point range.
  • Georgetown has put together a 6-4 against the spread while going 6-6 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot higher than 35.5% from downtown.
  • The Hoyas are knocking down 36% of their shots from deep, which is only 0.8 percentage points greater than the 35.2% the Wildcats’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Georgetown has a 7-3 ATS record and has gone 7-5 straight-up when hitting more than 35.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • Villanova has an 8-4 ATS record and an 11-1 straight-up record this season when it knocks down more than 36% of its three-point shots.
  • Villanova is 7-1 against the spread and 10-0 overall when it hit more three-pointers than its opponents, while Georgetown is 3-3 ATS and 2-5 straight up in games when it is out-shot from the three-point line.

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