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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Villanova Wildcats Over Georgetown Hoyas

Villanova Wildcats


Georgetown Hoyas
Monday, January 19, 2015 9:00 PM ET
Verizon Center

The Villanova Wildcats hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the point spread at Verizon Center against the Georgetown Hoyas.

Villanova Wildcats vs Georgetown Hoyas Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Villanova Wildcats opened as -3.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total was set to open a bit later (check out [custom:bodog] for the latest situation).

Villanova Wildcats vs Georgetown Hoyas Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Georgetown Hoyas currently sport a 12-5 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-9-2 ATS. The Villanova Wildcats are 17-1 and 11-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Georgetown Hoyas produce a 9-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Villanova Wildcats have gone 8-10 against the totals betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 60-ranked Georgetown Hoyas and the No. 5-rated Villanova Wildcats in this matchup.

How Villanova Wildcats vs Georgetown Hoyas Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Georgetown has the nation's No. 73-rated offensive output, at 71.53 PPG. The visiting Villanova Wildcats defense ranks No. 41 allowing on average 60.56 PPG. The Hoyas FG% has averaged 46.5% so far, less than the Georgetown Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.32% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wildcats got a 21-point performance from Daniel Ochefu, who added 10 rebounds, as Villanova ran past Pennsylvania 62-47 on Saturday at Palestra.

The Hoyas grabbed a 61-59 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind a 14-point effort from D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera at Verizon Center.

Villanova Wildcats vs Georgetown Hoyas Betting Odds Trends

Villanova is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
Villanova is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Villanova's last 9 games
Villanova is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Georgetown is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Georgetown is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgetown's last 6 games
Georgetown is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Villanova home to Creighton, Sunday, January 25th
Georgetown at Marquette, Saturday, January 24th