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Georgetown vs Colorado Prediction
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Georgetown vs Colorado Prediction

by AJ LeivaMarch 19, 2021

Match Details

Who: Georgetown vs. Colorado
Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
When: March 20, 2021, at 12:15 EST
Stream: NCAA.com, CBS

Odds for Georgetown vs Colorado

Spread: Colorado -6 (-110) | Georgetown +6 (-110)
Moneyline: Colorado -250 | Georgetown +200
Over/under: 138.-5 (Ovr -115) (Under -105)
*Odds from BETMGM*

Background

The NCAA Men’s basketball tournament is finally here. In a first-round meeting, the 12th seeded Georgetown Hoyas take on the fifth-seeded Colorado Buffaloes.

Fifth seed Colorado had its 6-game win streak snapped in the Pac-12 Tournament title game last week after losing as an 8.5 point favorite to Oregon State in the PAC-12 title game. Colorado has made it past the first round of the NCAA Tournament once in their four appearances since 2010.

Georgetown will need to pull off an upset in order to reach the Round of 32 at the NCAA- tournament. The Hoyas have some lucky history on their side. Historically the 12th seed has defeated the 5th seed 50 times. Instead of listing all the years it has happened, here are the times it didn’t happen: 1988, 2000, 2007, 2015, and 2018.

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Colorado News to Know

The Buffaloes are making their first trip to the dance in over five years and looking for their first win in March since 2012. Colorado has lost consecutive games just once this season and carry a 20-4 SU record as the favorite. Colorado is 17-13-0 in games ATS this season, while 11-18-1 vs. the Over/Under.

Colorado will rely on a hardnose defense to keep back the surging Hoyas. This season the Buffaloes are allowing just 63.3 points per game while scoring 73 points per game on the offensive end. Colorado is led by guard McKinley Wright IV; he averages 15.5 points, 5.6 assists while shooting 48.4 percent from the floor; his 31 percent from three leaves plenty to be desired from the guard.

  • Buffaloes are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 neutral site games as a favorite
  • Buffaloes are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games
  • Buffaloes are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 NCAA games

Georgetown News to Know

Georgetown enters its duel with the Buffaloes as the Big East champs, beating two ranked teams en route to the conference title. On the season, the Hoyas are 13-12 SU and 16-9 ATS. Georgetown was off to a rocky start to begin the season before going on a big run towards the end. It appeared coach Patrick Ewing’s seat was getting hotter as the Hoyas piled up a five-game conference losing streak and a 3-8 record.

Georgetown rallied and played its way into the Big Dance by winning the Big East Tournament, which included wins over then-No. 11 Villanova and then-No. 17 Creighton by 25 points in the conference title game. Georgetown averaged 71.7 points per game while allowing 73.4 during the regular season.

The Georgetown offense is predicated on getting shooters open from the three-point line. The offense has run through guard Jahvon Blair this season. Blair averages 15.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and shoots 35.8% from the three-point line.

  • Hoyas are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games
  • Hoyas are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games
  • Hoyas are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS

Georgetown vs Colorado Prediction

Georgetown comes into this game as one of the hottest teams in the country. The Hoyas have won eight of their past ten games with six quality wins during that span. Meanwhile, Colorado was not tested during their non-conference game, and it entered the PAC-12 schedule without a quality win on its resume.

As for our Georgetown vs Colorado prediction, we predict that Georgetown will be able to upset Colorado.

PICKS: Georgetown ML, Under 138.5

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AJ Leiva