How to watch or stream
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Fox Sports GO (where available)
Odds and Ends
Spread: Georgetown opened as 5-point faves. The line bumped up to 6.5.
Records ATS: Providence 10-9 | Georgetown 5-11
This will be the 70th meeting between the Friars and Hoyas. In the previous 69, Georgetown holds a 44-25 edge, winning the first-ever meeting. However, Providence is on a winning streak, winning the last five games between the two teams.
Inside the Numbers
To this point in the season, both Providence and Georgetown find themselves in unenviable positions. The Friars and Hoyas are a combined 3-8 in Big East play with the latter having only notched one conference victory under their belts. Providence is arguably in an even stickier situation as they only have one win away from Friartown this season.
That came back on November 25 on a neutral floor against the Memphis Tigers. For context, it took them until just December 5 to win a true road game last season, doing so against the rival Rhode Island Rams. We’re already midway through the season and the fact that the Friars don’t have a true road win is a harsh blemish to say the least.
That Georgetown is prone to shakiness gives Providence a puncher’s chance to finally get their elusive road win on Monday night. The Hoyas have already taken two home losses in conference play, doing so to Xavier and Butler, and had been tagged previously by Maryland and Arkansas State back in nonconference play. To their credit, they had dispatched of St. John’s and UConn in their last two at the Verizon Center but as we’ve seen int he past, nothing’s for sure when it comes to this Georgetown team.
Providence will have to ensure they try and stop Rodney Pryor in this matchup. Pryor scored 16 points in the last meeting but did so on a rare off night from the field, shooting just 6-for-18 from the field. Pryor is typically more prodigious and efficient from the field so the Friars will have to key in on him and hope for a similar output that the RMU transfer had against Butler (zero points scored on eight field goal attempts).
The Hoyas’ main target should be Rodney Bullock but Kyron Cartwright may be of even greater importance. The Compton native is coming off a 20-point effort in the Friars’ win over Seton Hall on Saturday in one of his best games of the season. He scored 15 points in the last meeting with three assists, a steal and four rebounds so it will be interesting to see if he can match or best that effort Monday night. Freshman guard Jagan Mosely will have his hands full in trying to defend Cartwright in his matchup with him to say the least.