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Georgetown Hoyas host Providence Friars in college basketball action

Providence FriarsGeorgetown Hoyas
16-8February 10, 2014, 07:00 | Verizon Center14-9

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Georgetown and Providence on Monday, with the host Hoyas trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Hoyas bring a 14-9 record (11-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 16-8 Friars, who are 11-11-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Georgetown go 12-10 so far and the Friars go 11-12.

View Providence Friars vs Georgetown Hoyas Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Georgetown in this one found them as -4.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Hoyas - Friars odds would favor the Friars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Georgetown is rated No. 213 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Providence is at No. 88.

Last time out for Providence, they were a 59-53 loser as they battled Xavier on the road. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. The Friars endured a 59-53 loss at the hands of the Musketeers on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Josh Fortune at Cintas Center.

In their last action, Georgetown was a 71-63 winner at home against Butler. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. Georgetown got 19 points from Markel Starks en route to a 71-63 victory over Butler on Saturday at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Georgetown has the nation's No. 157-rated offensive output, at 70.87 PPG. The visiting Friars defense ranks No. 76 allowing on average 67.25 PPG. The Hoyas FG% has averaged 46.05% so far, more than the Friars marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.49% per game.

Next up:
Providence home to DePaul, Saturday, February 15th
Georgetown at St. John's, Sunday, February 16th