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NCAA hoops odds preview - Georgetown vs. Villanova

Georgetown HoyasVillanova Wildcats
17-12March 08, 2014, 02:00 | Villanova Pavilion27-3

The Villanova Wildcats host Georgetown on Saturday, looking to build on their 27-3 mark against the 17-12 Hoyas in college hoops action at Villanova Pavilion.

The Wildcats currently sports a 27-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 20-8 ATS. The Hoyas are 17-12 and 15-13 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wildcats produce a 18-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Hoyas have gone 16-12 against the number.

View Georgetown Hoyas vs Villanova Wildcats Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Villanova sat as -11.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 21 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hoyas, who rate No. 131 in the latest survey.

Georgetown won its last outing, a 75-63 result against Creighton on March 4. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Georgetown got 18 points from D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera en route to a 75-63 victory over Creighton on Tuesday at Verizon Center.

Villanova won its last outing, a 77-70 result against Xavier on March 6. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Darrun Hilliard II scored 19 points leading the Wildcats to a 77-70 victory over Xavier at Cintas Center on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Villanova's No. 22-ranked scoring average of 79.1 PPG, against a Hoyas defense rated No. 78 and allowing 67.31 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 46.05% to date this season, less than the Hoyas shooters have managed so far (46.1% per game).

A few Hoyas at Wildcats trends to consider:
Georgetown is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
Georgetown is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Georgetown's last 7 games
Georgetown is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Villanova is 18-7 ATS in its last 25 games
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Villanova's last 20 games
Villanova is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games at home