Georgetown Vs Nova Betting PredictionNoah Williams
Hoyas Look To Close Out Regular Season With Huge Road Upset Over No. 4 Villanova
The Georgetown Hoyas will look to close out their first regular season under head coach Patrick Ewing with a huge upset when they hit the road to take on the fourth-ranked Villanova Wildcats in their Big East finale.
With Nova looking to put the pedal to the metal prior to the conference tournament and ensuing start of the NCAA Tournament, let’s find out if the Wildcats can avoid the big upset when this game goes down on Saturday in the City of Brotherly Love.
Georgetown Hoyas Vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Prediction
Georgetown Hoyas (15-13) at No. 4 Villanova Wildcats (26-4)
When: Sat. Mar 3, 2018 4:30 PM ET
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Georgetown is struggling right now, having lost three straight and seven of their last nine games overall. The Hoyas come into their regular season finale off a narrow 90-86 loss against Marquette on Monday night while blowing a six-point halftime lead and allowing Marquette;s Andrew Rousey to score 9 of his team’s dozen points in overtime. Georgetown got a team-high 25 points, to go along with nine rebounds and five assists from Jessie Govan, but gave up a whopping 18 three-pointers in the loss.
Villanova improved to 3-1 over their last four games but struggled in their narrow 69-68 win over Seton Hall on Wednesday night as Mikal Bridges scored a team-high 23 points and Jalen Brunson made several big plays down the stretch to hold off the Pirates. The win helped fourth-ranked Villanova avoid consecutive losses for the first time since 2012013, but head coach Jay Wright didn’t sound overly excited about the win afterward although he did give his team some praise.
"I don’t know," Villanova coach Jay Wright said about the game. "I have to look at the film. It wasn’t pretty. But it was a great experience for these guys, especially this time of year, coming into a great environment against a tough defensive team and finding a way to gut it out."
Georgetown Vs Nova Final Score Prediction
Villanova got a win the last time out, but they’re not playing their best basketball of the season right now, seeing as how they’re just 4-3 over their last seven games. Still, the Wildcats are far superior to the Hoyas at both ends of the floor and I expect them to beat their longtime Big East rivals by double digits in their finale.
The Wildcats rank first in the nation in scoring (87.5 ppg) and I believe that kind of offensive firepower will be just too much for the Hoyas to keep up with. Villanova wins by at least a dozen points.