Georgetown +3.5 Point Spread

Over 148 Game Totals

Against the Spread Pick

These teams are basically even in terms of their record and both are having mediocre seasons. A lot is going to have to happen if either one of these teams is going to make the Big Dance because their resumes are not exactly eye opening. The Hoyas have just two conference wins, while the Musketeers have only one. Georgetown is at least remaining competitive against Big East opponents, and just lost their last game by only four points to a good Marquette side. Meanwhile, Xavier has lost three games in a row by double-digits. Knowing that Georgetown is staying in games has me leaning towards them in this game plus the points.

Over Under Pick

The total is a little steep at 148, but the over is still where I would look. The Hoyas are averaging 79.1 points per game this season and have scored more than 80 in their last two games. On the flip side, Georgetown’s defense is struggling and they’ve allowed 80+ in their last three games. As for Xavier, their offense is starting to fall off, failing to hit 70 in their last two Big East games. The over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings between these teams and that is where I will lean in this game as well.