The 18-4 Georgetown Hoyas will hit the road in Big East conference action when they take on the 19-6 Cincinnati Bearcats in an NCAA college basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Cincinnati is scheduled for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The college basketball odds from this game have the home team Cincinnati Bearcats favored by -4 points with an over under line of 117 points.
The teams met twice last season with Cincinnati winning and covering the spread each time. One game was played at Georgetown and the other was held at Madison Square Garden in the Big East Tournament.
Georgetown has a true road record of 3-2 on the year. The team is 8-3 against the Big East. They have losses early in conference play by one at Marquette and by three at South Florida. They have a notable road win at Notre Dame back on January 21st by 16 points. Their win streak has reached six games following a 63-55 home win against the Marquette Golden Eagles as a -5 point betting favorite. The total came in at under 122 points. The Hoyas survived 38.5% from the floor along with 6 of 21 from three. They win the game with four more rebounds and forcing 19 turnovers by Marquette. Georgetown allowed 43.5% shooting and were led by Otto Porter with 21 points and 7 rebounds. The Hoyas are a top 12 defense this season in two key categories which are points allowed and defensive field goal percentage. The team allows just 55.7 points per game and 37.8% shooting.
The Bearcats are 11-4 on their home court. Cincinnati is 7-5 against the Big East. Three of their home losses came against Big East opponents Pittsburgh, Notre Dame and St Johns. They break a two game losing streak in a 68-50 home win against the Villanova Wildcats on Tuesday as a -7 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed under 127 points. The Bearcats blows the game open in the second half by outscoring Villanova 36-21 in the win. They survived 39.6% shooting and missing 10 of 24 free throws because they made 12 of 25 from three and forced 19 Villanova turnovers. Cincinnati gave up 42.6% shooting to the Wildcats. Sean Kilpatrick had 19 points and 8 rebounds on 6 of 12 shooting in the win. Cincinnati struggles shooting the basketball in two critical areas as they are a bottom third team in field goal and free throw shooting. The club hits on 41.5% from the floor and 65.2% of their free throws.