Georgetown Hoyas (10-3) vs Butler Bulldogs (9-4)Date : 01/02/2019
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Georgetown Hoyas vs Butler Bulldogs
The Georgetown Hoyas will travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, to battle the Butler Bulldogs on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Bulldogs enter this matchup halting a two-game winning streak as they suffered a loss to the Florida Gators on the road as they were stifled early on while only being able to post 18 points in the first half of the contest. Florida, on the other hand, outscored Butler 34 – 25 in the second half in which to pick up the blowout victory while handing the Bulldogs their second loss in their last four outings, overall.
On the other hand, the Georgetown Hoyas scored 100 points, total, for their second straight time as they beat up on the Howard Bison at home in their last outing as they held their opponent to only 33% shooting on the night while Georgetown shot 52% from the floor while getting 23 points from Jessie Govan along with 22 points from Josh LeBlanc in what was their third straight victory.
Georgetown Hoyas's Latest Performance :
The Georgetown Hoyas come into this game winners of three straight games along with seven of their last nine outings, overall, as they find themselves sitting currently in the fourth place slot with in the Big East conference. They will certainly be looking for a winning this matchup in which to not only create separation from themselves from with Butler, seated two spots behind the Hoyas, while also putting pressure on Marquette, Xavier, along with Seton Hall, who all occupy the first three slots within the conference.
With that being said, Georgetown certainly accomplish their goal in their last outing versus the Howard Bison as they out did themselves from having a 41-point first half output to posting 62 points in the second half en route to a night where they shot 52% from the field as Govan and LeBlanc, as stated, led the team with 23 and 22 points. However, Jahvon Blair along with Kaleb Johnson chipped in 15 and 11 points for the Hoyas as well in the much-needed victory. Finally, the Hoyas also racked up 15 assist on the night in this contest while also outrebounding their opponents by a 50-33 margin. Look for them to carry this momentum into this matchup versus the Butler Bulldogs as their offense is simply on fire at this point as they have scored 80 or more points in six of their last eight games, overall.
Butler Bulldogs 's Latest Performance :
The Butler Bulldogs are only averaging 72 points per game on 45% shooting from the floor on a nightly basis in 2018. However, in the last outing versus the Florida Gators, they sunk to a new low in posting only 43 points for the game while shooting just 30% from the floor along with 20% from three-point range as leading scorer, Kamar Baldwin, went 3-12 on the floor on the night while ending with 9 points as Butler possessed no double-digit scores for the game.
On the other hand, the Butler defense was atrocious as it allowed Florida to shoot over 53% from the floor along with connect on 10 three-pointers on the night as Noah Locke led the team with 12 points is he went 3-6 from long range for the game. The loss was the second straight defeat for the Butler Bulldogs on the road in their last 10 outings as they will now return home in which to face a choice Hoyas team that will certainly be coming into this matchup with a ton of confidence.
Nonetheless, Butler are winners of their last four home games, overall, and will certainly be looking to right the ship with a victory in this contest. It will be important to mention that the Bulldogs fell to the Florida Gators by only seven points on November 23rd in what was an interesting game throughout.
How Georgetown Hoyas & Butler Bulldogs Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Georgetown is 4 – 9 ATS while the OU is 9 – 3
Butler is 5-8 ATS while the OU is 3 – 10
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This game will certainly be an interesting one in that you have two Big East foes looking to pick up a much-needed victory in which to continue the momentum gained thus far in the season. On one hand, the Georgetown Hoyas will certainly be looking to push the pace early and often in this matchup in which to kick-start their high scoring offense versus a defense for Butler that has been solid throughout the season. On the other hand, Butler will certainly be looking to bolster its offensive attack after shooting dismally versus the Florida Gators in their last outing.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Butler Bulldogs
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Bulldogs in this matchup as I happen to believe that they will put in a much better performance than they illustrated in their last outing versus a Florida team on the road. In fact, look for their defense to certainly step up versus a Georgetown offense that has simply been lighting it up in going over the century mark in their last two outings, as stated. On the other hand, look for Butler to take advantage of a Georgetown defense that has not progressed to the level of their offense at this point in the season as they have a tendency to give up points in bunches.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
Look for the over to be the playing this matchup as I certainly see Georgetown allowing Butler to put some points on the board throughout this contest. On the other hand, look for Georgetown to also benefit from defensive mishaps from a Butler Bulldogs team that may indeed be a bit Punch-Drunk from a dominating lost to the Gators in their last time out. Nonetheless, expect the total to go over its set limit in this contest amongst these two teams as I certainly expect a back-and-forth affair throughout.
Betting trends for Georgetown Hoyas:
- The Hoyas are 3 – 7 ATS in last 10 games
- The over is 3-1 in Hoyas last four games
Betting trends for Butler Bulldogs :
- The Bulldogs are 1-3 ATS in last 4 games
- The Under is 4-0 in Bulldogs last four games