The 8th-ranked Xavier Musketeers travel to Washington, D.C. to take on Georgetown in a must win for the Hoyas on Saturday, Feb. 20. The game will be played at the Verizon Center. Tip-off is at 12:00 pm ET.
Of Xavier’s 26 games played this season, the second-worst likely was a nine-point defeat at home to Georgetown on Jan 19th. Since getting their hats handed to them by the Hoyas, the Muskies are 7-1 straight-up. They have covered in four of the last five road games.
Georgetown is heading in reverse. The Hoyas have gone 2-6, ATS and outright, after the win in Cincinnati.
A Closer Look At How To Bet the No. 8 Xavier Musketeers vs Georgetown Hoyas College Hoops Spread
The college basketball betting spread favors Xavier by 4-points to beat Georgetown. Xavier plays well on the road, going 7-2 straight-up this season. Meantime, Georgetown’s home-floor advantage has been insignificant, as its 9-6 straight-up record shows.
What: No. 8 Xavier Musketeers at Georgetown Hoyas
When: Saturday, February 21, 2016
Tip Off: 12:00 PM ET
Where: Washington, District of Columbia
Stadium: Verizon Center
Spread: Xavier Musketeers -4
Game Total: N/A
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Xavier vs Georgetown
Bet The #8 Xavier Musketeers Because…
Xavier has solidified itself as one of the 2 best teams in the Big East. Along with Villanova, Xavier has run roughshod over much of the Big East. Although the Musketeers can throw in a dud once in a while, Creighton beat Xavier 70 to 56 in a Musketeers’ road loss on Feb. 9, Xavier has proven capable of dominating some of the other highly regarded teams in the conference. The Musketeers beat Butler 74 to 57 on Feb. 13. They beat Providence 85 to 74 on Feb. 17. Xavier is a talented team.
Bet The Georgetown Hoyas Because…
The last time that Georgetown faced Xavier, they won. The game took place at Xavier. Georgetown held the Musketeers to only 72 points in an 81 to 72 win. Xavier shot only 35.3% from the field. The Musketeers relied way too much on the three ball. Xavier shot 28 three pointers in that game. Georgetown shot 51% from the field when making 26 of 51 shots. The Hoyas shot 40% from three when making 10 of 25 three point shots. Georgetown gets Xavier at home in this battle on Saturday.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Even though Georgetown played well the last time that they faced Xavier, there’s no guarantee that the Hoyas will play well in the rematch on Feb. 20. The Musketeers have gone 7 and 1 straight up since that Jan. 19 game. Georgetown has gone 2 and 6 straight up since the last battle.
The Hoyas are riding a 2 game losing streak. Seton Hall busted them up 72 to 64 in a Hoya home loss on Feb. 17. Georgetown looks up against it versus a surging Xavier squad in this Saturday Big East throw down. I’m backing Xavier to get it done on Feb. 20.