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Hoyas small faves vs Belmont

Georgetown meets Belmont Friday afternoon in the 3-14 game in the Midwest.

The Hoyas, who earned their way into the tournament by finishing in a tie for fourth in the Big East, are favored by 3.5 points over the high-scoring Bruins.

Belmont won both the Atlantic Sun regular-season and conference tournament titles and are a very small underdog here (best Hoyas line was at 5Dimes earlier).

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Nationwide Arena.

This season, the Hoyas are 23-8 overall and 15-11 ATS ATS, while the Bruins are 27-7 and 2-5 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Georgetown boasts a 13-13 on the OU, and Belmont is 4-3.

View Belmont vs Georgetown Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Hoyas installed as 3.5-point favorites in this particular matchup over at BetOnline and Bovada. The total was 133.5 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Hoyas, most recently No. 9 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bruins, who rate No. 73 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 83-79 victory for the Bruins.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgetown's No. 144 nationally ranked offense (69.1 points per game) against a Bruins defense that sits as the No. 191 at 67.3 PPG. The Hoyas have been averaging 46.3% from the field, less than the Bruins have managed so far this season (48.4% on average).

Defensively, Belmont features the nation's No. 200-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.8 points per game. Georgetown, meanwhile, comes in at No. 202 nationally in scoring at home.

Belmont was an 83-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Florida Gulf Coast. They failed to cover the 18-point spread as favorites. Belmont earned an 83-69 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday, getting 16 points from Ian Clark at Mercer University Center.

Georgetown was a 72-70 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Cincinnati. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Georgetown got 22 points and 15 rebounds from Henry Sims in a losing cause in their 72-70 loss to Cincinnati on Thursday.

Georgetown Hoyas Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bruins at Hoyas trends to consider:
Georgetown is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games