Georgetown Hoyas visit Connecticut Huskies in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Georgetown Hoyas vs Connecticut Huskies Odds
The Connecticut Huskies will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Georgetown Hoyas at Gampel Pavilion in NCAA basketball action.
The Huskies are 19-7 so far on the season, and 11-10-1 ATS vs. the number. The Hoyas, meanwhile, are 21-4 and 14-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Connecticut go 11-10-1 and the Hoyas go 10-11 on the totals.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Connecticut sat as 1.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 67 (Huskies) and the No. 54 (Hoyas) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 74-70 result in favor of the Hoyas has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Connecticut has the nation's No. 91-rated offensive output, at 71.1 PPG. The visiting Hoyas defense ranks No. 10 allowing on average 55.7 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 45.4% so far, less than the Hoyas marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.
Defensively, Georgetown features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 53.1 points per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, comes in at No. 171 nationally in scoring at home.
Georgetown won its last outing, a 57-46 result against Syracuse on February 23. They covered in that game as an 8-point underdog. Georgetown got 33 points from Otto Porter Jr. en route to a 57-46 victory over Syracuse on Saturday at Carrier Dome.
Connecticut was an 81-69 winner in its last match on the road against DePaul. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Shabazz Napier went off for 28 points and added 7 rebounds, leading Connecticut over DePaul, 81-69, on Saturday at Allstate Arena.
Georgetown Hoyas Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Rutgers are 6-4
After playing Syracuse are 8-2
After a win are 9-1
Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing DePaul are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Hoyas at Huskies trends to consider:
Georgetown is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Georgetown's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgetown's last 6 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
Georgetown is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
Connecticut is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Georgetown
Connecticut is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Connecticut is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Connecticut is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing Georgetown
Georgetown home to Rutgers, Saturday, March 2
Connecticut at Cincinnati, Saturday, March 2