Providence at Georgetown 1/12/19 - NCAAB Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:21 AM ET

Providence at Georgetown 1/12/19 - NCAAB Picks & Predictions

The Providence Friars visit Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. on Saturday afternoon to play the Georgetown Hoyas. The Friars lost to Villanova on Saturday 65-59 to fall to 10-5 on the season. Providence fell behind by 20 points 60-40 but outscored the Wildcats 19-6 over the final eight minutes including a 16-0 run but still fell short. Mak Ashton-Langford led the Friars with 20 points.

Georgetown fell to 11-5 on the season after squandering a 17-point lead and losing to Xavier 81-75. Georgetown played without two starters and was led by Jessie Govan who scored 27 points. However, cold shooting did in the Hoyas as they missed 18 of 21 3-pointers at one point during the game. Alpha Diallo is the leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 16.9 points and 8.5 rebounds per game for Providence. A.J. Reeves is the second leading scorer with an average of 14.2 points per game. Diallo leads the Friars in assists as well with an average of 3.1 per game. Providence is shooting 44.0% from the field and 37.3% from 3-point territory.

Jessie Govan leads the Hoyas in scoring and is second in rebounding with averages of 19.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Josh LeBlanc is the leader in rebounds with an average of 8.1 per game. James Akinjo is the assists leader with an average of 4.5 per game. Georgetown is shooting 45.6% from the field and 35.9% from 3-point territory.

Providence has covered the number in 6 of its last 8 meetings with Georgetown and each of the last 4 against the Hoyas in Washington, D.C. The visiting team (Providence) has covered the number in 6 of the last 7 between the two teams. Georgetown has problems covering the nut in general failing to cover 22 of its last 27 overall. Final Score Prediction, Providence Friars win and cover ATS 77-71.

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