Jimmy V Classic: Texas vs GTown
The Georgetown Hoyas will be looking for just their second ATS victory of the season on Tuesday night as they take on the Texas Longhorns in Jimmy V Classic tournament action at Madison Square Garden.
The Hoyas are 5-1 SU on the season but they've only managed to pick up a single ATS victory for their supporters so far this year. Georgetown beat Tennessee just 37-36 in a low-scoring game last time out, but didn't manage to cover an 8-point spread.
Supporters of the Longhorns have watched them go 5-2 and 2-3 ATS on the year, while the Hoyas are at 5-1 and 1-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Hoyas are 2-2, while the Longhorns have a 1-4 mark.
Bettors looking to go with the Hoyas in this one found them listed as 4.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Tuesday's contest over at 5Dimes. Check for updates as money coming in on the Longhorns was expected to move the line (the total opened around 119 at BetOnline).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hoyas at No. 189 and the Longhorns at No. 151 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-67 result in favor of the Longhorns.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Georgetown's No. 240-ranked offense, averaging 64.7 PPG, against a Longhorns defense that ranks No. 19 at 55.7 PPG. The Hoyas field goal percentage has averaged 48.4% so far, more than the Longhorns marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.2% per game.
Defensively, Texas features the nation's No. 211-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.5 points per game. Georgetown, meanwhile, comes in at No. 278 nationally in scoring at home.
Texas was a 70-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas-Arlington. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. The Longhorns grabbed a 70-54 win over the Mavericks on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Julien Lewis at Frank Erwin Center.
Georgetown was a 37-36 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tennessee. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. Georgetown earned a 37-36 victory over Tennessee on Friday, getting 8 points from Otto Porter at Verizon Center.
Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing UCLA are 3-0
After playing Texas-Arlington are 5-1
After a win are 6-4
Georgetown Hoyas Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Towson are 3-0
After playing Tennessee are 2-0
After a win are 5-5
A few Longhorns at Hoyas trends to consider:
Georgetown is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Texas home to UCLA, Saturday, December 8
Georgetown home to Towson, Saturday, December 8