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Scarlet Knights open as college hoops underdog vs Hoyas

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsGeorgetown Hoyas
Jan 21, 12:00 PM | Verizon Center

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Georgetown Hoyas Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Scarlet Knights travelling to Georgetown Saturday to take on the Hoyas on Saturday.

Georgetown battles the Scarlet Knights, currently sitting with a 11-8 mark (5-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-6 for the Hoyas and 5-8 for the Scarlet Knights.

View Rutgers vs Georgetown Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Hoyas installed as 10.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hoyas - Scarlet Knights odds would favor the Hoyas if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Georgetown is rated No. 11 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rutgers is at No. 101. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 80-70 win for the Hoyas.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Georgetown has the nation's No. 84-rated offensive output, at 73.2 PPG. The visiting Scarlet Knights defense ranks No. 96 allowing on average 63.8 PPG. The Hoyas FG% has averaged 48.1% so far, more than the Scarlet Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.

Defensively, Rutgers features the nation's No. 59-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.9 points per game. Georgetown, meanwhile, comes in at No. 143 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Rutgers, they were a 65-58 winner as they battled Notre Dame at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Rutgers got 13 points from Eli Carter en route to a 65-58 victory over Notre Dame on Monday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Georgetown was an 83-75 winner in its last match on the road against DePaul. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. Jason Clark went off for 31 points and added 5 rebounds for good measure, leading Georgetown to an 83-75 win over DePaul on Tuesday at Allstate Arena.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing DePaul are 1-6
After playing Notre Dame are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Georgetown Hoyas Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing DePaul are 5-4
After a win are 9-1

A few Scarlet Knights at Hoyas trends to consider:
Rutgers is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Rutgers is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Georgetown
Rutgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Georgetown
Georgetown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Rutgers
Georgetown is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Georgetown is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Rutgers
Georgetown is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Rutgers home to DePaul, Wednesday, January 25
Georgetown at Pittsburgh, Saturday, January 28