Georgetown vs Villanova Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 16 (Hoyas Remain Winless in Big East Play)

Larry Rupp
Georgetown vs Villanova prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Georgetown vs Villanova prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Adam Hunger
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Georgetown vs Villanova Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Georgetown (5-13, 0-7 Big East) vs. Villanova (8-10, 2-5 Big East)
  • Date: Monday, January 16, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Finneran Pavilion -- Villanova, PA

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Monday with an exciting matchup between the Georgetown Hoyas and Villanova Wildcats. The Hoyas are still looking for their first conference win after losing to Seton Hall by a score of 66-51 on Tuesday. Not a single player scored in double digits.

Meanwhile, Villanova has now dropped three conference games following its 79-71 loss to Butler on Friday. Caleb Daniels and Eric Dixon combined for 43 points on a 17-of-29 shooting mark. The Wildcats logged 15 turnovers, though, and allowed the Bulldogs to shoot 56.5% from the floor.

Georgetown vs Villanova Odds & Spread

Villanova enters this contest as heavy home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 12 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 142.5 points, which is about average compared to Monday's projected totals.

Georgetown vs Villanova Betting Trends

  • Georgetown is 0-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
  • The total has hit the over in eight of Georgetown's last 11 games.
  • Villanova is 17-3 straight up in its last 20 home games.
  • The total has hit the under in five of Villanova's last six games on a Monday.

Georgetown vs Villanova Prediction & Pick

Georgetown is at rock bottom right now as each of its last four Big East losses have come by at least 15 points. The Hoyas rank outside the top 200 teams in the country when it comes to offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency and shooting percentage. Nothing is going right at the moment.

One of those four losses was at home to Villanova on Jan. 4. The Wildcats took down the Bulldogs by a score of 73-57 and I expect a similar result on Monday. Villanova needs to get back on track to keep their tournament hopes alive and are 10-0 straight up in its last 10 home games against Georgetown.

Georgetown has lost 20 straight games against a Big East team and I don't see that streak ending yet.

Final Score Prediction: Georgetown: 62 | Villanova: 79

Georgetown vs Villanova Best Bet

The Hoyas regularly rely on their best player, Primo Spears, when on the offensive end of the court. However, the sophomore continues to come up small in conference play as he has scored less than 10 points in four of his last five games. Picking apart Villanova's defense on the road won't be easy.

Villanova allows only 66.0 points per home game and have won 17 of its last 20 games at Finneran Pavilion. Georgetown comes to town on an eight-game losing streak and is also 1-7 against the spread (ATS) during that span. Seeing anything but a Wildcats blowout win would be surprising.

Bet: Villanova Wildcats -13.5 (-110)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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