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Providence Friars take on Hoyas in college basketball test

Providence FriarsGeorgetown Hoyas
Dec 31, 2:00 PM | Verizon Center

Providence Friars vs Georgetown Hoyas Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Providence when they take on the Hoyas on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Georgetown will face the 11-3 Friars, who own a 4-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Hoyas are 3-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Friars are 4-4 favoring the OVER.

View Providence vs Georgetown Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 14-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 149-rated Providence taking on the No. 38-rated Hoyas in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 86-74 win for the Hoyas on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Georgetown has the nation's No. 50-rated offensive output, at 76.4 PPG. The visiting Friars defense ranks No. 136 allowing on average 64.9 PPG. The Hoyas FG% has averaged 48.7% so far, more than the Friars marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.4% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Providence owns the country's No. 173-rated mark, allowing 71 points per game on the highway. Georgetown, on the other hand, rates No. 87 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Providence, they were a 91-67 loser as they battled St. John's on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Providence was run off the court by the Red Storm on Tuesday as St. John's routed them 91-67 at Carnesecca Arena.

In their last action, Georgetown was a 71-68 winner on the road against Louisville. They covered the 6.5–point spread as underdogs. Georgetown got 20 points from Markel Starks en route to a 71-68 victory over Louisville on Wednesday at KFC Yum! Center.

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-4
Before playing Syracuse are 4-6
After playing St. John's are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Georgetown Hoyas Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Marquette are 7-2
After playing Louisville are 6-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Friars at Hoyas trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Providence's last 9 games on the road
Providence is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Providence is 4-20 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Providence is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Georgetown
Georgetown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Georgetown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Georgetown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Providence
Georgetown is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Providence

Next up:
Providence home to Syracuse, Wednesday, January 4
Georgetown home to Marquette, Wednesday, January 4