The Pittsburgh Panthers will get another shot at the Georgetown Hoyas on Tuesday night after they were beaten both SU and ATS by them when the schools last met in last year's Big East Tournament.
Georgetown knocked off Pittsburgh 64-52 as a 5.5-point favorite on the college basketball lines at the sportsbooks in the second round of last year's Big East Tournament. Overall Pittsburgh is 3-2 both SU and ATS in its last five games against Georgetown.
The Hoyas sport records of 10-2 and 3-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Panthers have 12-3 and 4-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-5 for the Hoyas and 4-3 for the Panthers.
Georgetown opened as 2-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 142-ranked Hoyas and the No. 90-rated Panthers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 82-72 win for the Panthers on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Georgetown has the nation's No. 235-rated offensive output, at 65.1 PPG. The visiting Panthers defense ranks No. 5 allowing on average 53.5 PPG. The Hoyas FG% has averaged 45.8% so far, less than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.4% per game.
Defensively, Pittsburgh features the nation's No. 112-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Georgetown, meanwhile, comes in at No. 274 nationally in scoring at home.
Pittsburgh was a 67-62 loser in its last match on the road against Rutgers. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. J.J. Moore scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Panthers to a win (they lost 67-62 to Rutgers at Louis Brown Athletic Center on Saturday).
Georgetown was a 49-48 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Marquette. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Hoyas endured a 49-48 loss at the hands of the Golden Eagles on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Markel Starks at Bradley Center.
Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Marquette are 8-2
After playing Rutgers are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Georgetown Hoyas Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing St. John's are 8-2
After playing Marquette are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
A few Panthers at Hoyas trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing on the road against Georgetown
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Georgetown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Georgetown is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Georgetown's last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Georgetown's last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh home to Marquette, Saturday, January 12
Georgetown at St. John's, Saturday, January 12