No. 2 seed Georgetown will open as huge favorites on the betting odds when the Hoyas tip off against the No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast Eagles on Friday in NCAA Tournament action.
Georgetown is 13-2 SU and 11-3-1 ATS in its past 15 games, while the total has gone UNDER in four of the the Hoyas' past five games. The Eagles are 24-10 SU and 4-0 ATS overall, with their ATS wins coming at Duke back in November as well as against North Florida, Stetson and Mercer earlier this month.
This season, the Hoyas are 25-6 overall and 16-10-1 ATS ATS, while the Eagles are 24-10 and 4-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Georgetown boasts a 12-15 on the OU, and Florida Gulf Coast is 2-2.
Georgetown opened as 13-point favorites in this South Region college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. The opening total was bet down to 123 at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hoyas at No. 60 and the Eagles at No. 64 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-71 result in favor of the Hoyas.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Georgetown's No. 248-ranked offense, averaging 64.6 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 180 at 66.7 PPG. The Hoyas field goal percentage has averaged 45.6% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 46% per game.
Defensively, Florida Gulf Coast features the nation's No. 315-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.8 points per game. Georgetown, meanwhile, comes in at No. 277 nationally in scoring at home.
Florida Gulf Coast won its last outing, an 88-75 result against Mercer on March 9. They covered in that game as a 5-point underdog. The Eagles grabbed an 88-75 win over the Bears on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Brett Comer at Mercer University Center.
Georgetown was a 58-55 loser in their most recent outing at home against Syracuse. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. The Hoyas endured a 58-55 loss at the hands of the Orange on Friday, despite a 15-point effort from Mikael Hopkins at Madison Square Garden.
Georgetown Hoyas Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
After playing Syracuse are 8-2
After a loss are 9-1
A few Eagles at Hoyas trends to consider:
Georgetown is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgetown's last 5 games
Georgetown is 11-3-1 ATS in its last 15 games
Georgetown is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games