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Georgetown Hoyas vs Connecticut Huskies Preview

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March 9, 12:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Connecticut Huskies vs Georgetown Hoyas Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Wednesday when the Huskies of Connecticut hit the hard court against the Hoyas of Georgetown.

This is a conference playoff game in the Big East Tournament. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Madison Square Garden.

Georgetown will face the 22-9 Huskies, who own a 14-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Hoyas are 11-15-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Huskies are 11-13-1 favoring the OVER.

View Connecticut vs Georgetown Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Georgetown in this one will find them as 1.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 34-rated Hoyas and the No. 16-ranked Huskies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-75 result in favor of the Huskies.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Georgetown's No. 107-ranked offense, averaging 71.3 PPG, against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 120 at 66.1 PPG. The Hoyas field goal percentage has averaged 48% so far, more than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Connecticut owns the country's No. 157-rated mark, allowing 69.9 points per game on the highway. Georgetown, on the other hand, rates No. 145 in scoring at home.

Connecticut was a 97-71 winner in their most recent outing against DePaul. They covered the 15–point spread as favorites.

Georgetown lost its last outing, a 69-47 result against Cincinnati on March 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog. Georgetown was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Cincinnati and falling by a 69-47 score at Fifth Third Arena.

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing DePaul are 4-2
After a win are 6-4

Georgetown Hoyas Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
After playing Cincinnati are 5-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Huskies at Hoyas trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Georgetown's last 7 games
Georgetown is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Connecticut
Georgetown is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgetown's last 6 games when playing Connecticut