The Connecticut Huskies (21-2) travel to face off against the Georgetown Hoyas (8-14) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on FS1. Connecticut is coming off a win in their previous game, while Georgetown is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Seton Hall. Tip-off is set for 12:00 ET.
Connecticut Huskies vs Georgetown Hoyas
The Connecticut Huskies Are Coming Off A Win
Connecticut heads into this matchup with a record of 21-2 and a win streak of 11 games. They have been dominant at home, going 15-0 with an average scoring margin of +23.8 points per game.
On the road, the Huskies have gone 6-2 this season and have won their last four games away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is +3.8 points per game.
Connecticut has an overall ATS record of 12-10-1 this season. On the road, they are 4-3-1 vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Huskies have gone 12-9-1 vs. the spread this year.
Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is very close to the average over/under line in Connecticut’s games this season (145.7). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 137 points.
The Georgetown Hoyas Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Georgetown comes into this game as a 16.5-point underdog, and they have struggled mightily as the underdog this season, going just 1-13 in those games. The Hoyas are also on a seven-game losing streak, including a 76-70 loss to Seton Hall in their last game.
At home, Georgetown is 7-7 this season, but they have lost three straight at home and are just 4-6 in their last 10 games at home. So far this year, they have gone 1-10 in Big East games compared to 7-4 in non-conference games.
Georgetown has an ATS record of 10-12 this season and they are 4-10 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Hoyas are 6-4 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Georgetown games is 12-10 and today’s line of 144.5 is right around the average OU line in their games of 144. Through their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 150 points. Over their last five games, the OU record is 4-1 and the average scoring total is 158 points.
Connecticut Offense Breakdown
The Connecticut offense is coming off a game where they scored 71 points against Butler. They posted a field goal percentage of 47.4% and connected on 6 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Tristen Newton who comes into today’s matchup averaging 15.6. Cam Spencer also heads into the game with a PPG average of 15.5.
|Tristen Newton (G)
|Cam Spencer (G)
|Alex Karaban (F)
Georgetown Offense Breakdown
In their previous game, the Hoyas’ offense finished with 70 points, which is right in line with their current average of 72 points per contest. Supreme Cook led the scoring for the Hoyas, contributing 20 points. Additionally, Dontrez Styles chipped in with 20 points.
|Jayden Epps (G)
|Dontrez Styles (G)
|Supreme Cook (F)
Connecticut Team Defense
Currently, the Huskies’ defense holds the 18th rank in the nation, allowing 64.1 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Connecticut’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.9% this season.
Georgetown Team Defense
Looking at the Georgetown defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 75.9 points per game (262nd). The Georgetown defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 76 points and allowed Seton Hall to connect on 6 threes.
Huskies vs Hoyas Trends
- In their last five games away from home, the Huskies have a straight up record of 4-1 while going 2-2-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 74 points per game in these contests.
- Georgetown has a 0-3 record in their last three home games. In this stretch, they averaged 79 points per game while allowing 84. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-0.
- Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Hoyas have a straight up record of 0-5. Their record vs the spread in these games was 3-2.
- In their last five contests as the favorite, Connecticut has a poor record vs the spread going 2-3. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 5-0.
The Hoyas come in as the underdog at +16.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 144.5 and our model has the Huskies and Hoyas finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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