Georgetown vs. Connecticut Prediction 1/14/2024

The Georgetown Hoyas (8-8) travel to face off against the Connecticut Huskies (14-2) on Sunday, January 14th. This game will be played at XL Center in Hartford and televised on FOX. 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.

Georgetown Hoyas vs Connecticut Huskies

The Georgetown Hoyas Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Georgetown enters this game with a record of 8-8, including a 1-4 mark in Big East play. So far this season, the Hoyas have gone 7-4 in non-conference games. On the road, Georgetown has gone 1-3, and their average scoring margin in those games is -11.8.

As an underdog, the Hoyas have gone 1-7 this season. Their record as an underdog is much worse than their record as a favorite, which is 7-1.

Georgetown’s ATS record this season is 6-10, but they have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last three road games. As the underdog, the Hoyas are 4-4 vs. the spread this year and 1-2 in their last three games as the underdog.

This season, the over/under record for Georgetown games is 7-9, and today’s line of 145.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143.4). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points.

The Connecticut Huskies Are Coming Off A Win

Connecticut will be looking to extend their winning streak to five games when they take on Georgetown. The Huskies have been dominant at home this season, going a perfect 10-0 with an average scoring margin of +26.9 points per game.

So far, Connecticut has been favored in 15 of their 16 games, going 14-1 in those matchups. They have also been perfect in Big East play at home, going 10-0.

Against the spread, the Huskies have gone 9-6-1 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 6-4 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-4-1. In their last three home games, UConn is 2-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Connecticut games is 9-7 and today’s line of 145.5 is very close to the average over/under line in their games (146.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 154 points and the over/under record in their games over their last three games is 3-0.

Georgetown Offense Breakdown

The Georgetown offense is coming off a game where they scored 70 points against Seton Hall. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.8% and connected on 10 threes. Jayden Epps led the team in scoring, putting up 30 points. Additionally, Supreme Cook contributed 13 points for the Hoyas.

Jayden Epps (G) 18.2 2.3 4.2
Dontrez Styles (G) 13.6 5.9 1.0
Supreme Cook (F) 10.6 7.9 0.3

Connecticut Offense Breakdown

Connecticut’s offense had a good outing, putting up 80 points against Xavier. They achieved a 54.4% field goal percentage and went 7/14 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Huskies have a season long field goal percentage of 50%, which is 21st in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 163rd in percentage and 79th in three-pointers made.

Cam Spencer (G) 15.4 4.1 3.3
Tristen Newton (G) 15.2 6.4 6.0
Alex Karaban (F) 14.8 5.8 1.7

Georgetown Team Defense

At this time, the Hoyas’ defense is positioned 180th in the country, permitting 72.2 points per game. The Georgetown defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 74 points and allowed Seton Hall to connect on 10 threes.

Connecticut Team Defense

Currently, the Huskies’ defense holds the 55th rank in the nation, allowing 65.4 points per game. Connecticut will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Xavier to just 35% shooting in their most recent game.

Hoyas vs Huskies Trends

  • Although Georgetown has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-3. The team averaged 59 points per game in these games.
  • Across their five previous home games, Connecticut has an ATS mark of 2-2-1. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-2 while averaging 73 points per game.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Hoyas have a straight up record of 1-4 and an ATS mark of 3-2.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Huskies have an ATS record of 2-0-1 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Hoyas vs Huskies Prediction

In this Huskies vs. Huskies matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Huskies at -20.5. While we project the Huskies to win 75-68, our recommendation is to bet on the Hoyas for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 145.5 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the under.

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