In a showdown between Big East powerhouses, the 20th ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (20-9, 12-4 Big East) will travel to Washington D.C. to take on the 11th ranked Georgetown Hoyas (21-6, 11-5 Big East).
Despite a rocky start and a season-ending injury to their top returning scorer and rebounder Tim Abromaitis, the Irish have won 9 of their last 10 games and are a lock to make the NCAA tournament. With their star forward sidelined, the backcourt duo of Eric Atkins and Jerian Grant has stepped up their production with combined averages of over 25 points and nearly 9 assists.
For the hometown Hoyas, three players average double figure scoring led by senior guard Jason Clark (14.5 ppg). However, perhaps the most important player for Georgetown is center Henry Sims. The 6’10” senior ranks third on the team in scoring (11.3 points per game), helps facilitate the offense with his excellent passing ability (team-leading 3.4 assists per game) and anchors the defense (1.5 blocks per game).
Georgetown opened as a 6.5-point favorite at the market-setting CRIS sportsbook and, according to Sports Insights’ College Basketball Betting Trends, is currently receiving just 35% of spread wagers. It is uncommon to see a favorite receiving such a low betting percentage, however with two ranked teams playing it is easy to understand the public’s mentality. This lop-sided betting has pushed the line down half of a point to -6.
So far none of our betting systems have been triggered on the spread in this game; however All-Pro members are able to view all of our College Basketball Betting System Plays by logging-in to their SportsInsights.com account.
The following table shows the breakdown of spread betting percentages from our six contributing sportsbooks: