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Spread: Georgetown -2.5
Moneyline: Georgetown -146 | DePaul +124
Things aren’t going too great for either DePaul and Georgetown this year. Both teams are once again mired in disappointing seasons, but the positive spin is that one will be celebrating a victory on Saturday afternoon no matter what.
Georgetown, 7-11 on the year and 5-8 in Big East play and DePaul, 4-11 and 2-11 in Big East play, will be tasked with aiming for elusive victories on Saturday in Chicago. The Blue Demons will play host to the Hoyas, who coming into the game riding a relatively strong wave. After a 3-8 start, they have, to their credit, won four of the last seven games played. That’s more than what DePaul can say, as the Blue Demons have lost six of the last seven games heading into action.
Taking a glance at the matchup, statistically it will be interesting to see what weak points arise. Off the rip, it will be interesting to see if Georgetown can handle the ball well enough. DePaul’s forced turnovers at a 20.2 percent TO% rate, and Georgetown’s TO% on offense ranks 314th in the nation. So the turnover-prone Hoyas might find themselves to be a victim if they aren’t particularly careful.
Elsewhere, I’m intrigued to see the battle on the perimeter. Georgetown ranks second in the Big East in 3PT FG% since conference play began. They are facing a DePaul defense that ranks 2nd in 3PT defense though. Granted, the sample size is pretty small, but that might not be the case on Saturday. The Hoyas have shot the ball pretty consistently from deep, and a glut of their points have come off the 3-ball. So will the Blue Demons’ defense hold strong? Or will Georgetown rain down from the perimeter again? That may very well decide the game.