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#9 Hoyas vs Mountaineers NCAAB Free Pick + Gambling Preview

#9 Georgetown Hoyas (13-1) vs West Virginia Mountaineers (11-4)

The Georgetown Hoyas are certainly one of the feel good stories of the season so far.  After losing a couple of top guards they were expected to hover in the middle of the Big East but I guess nobody told the players that.  

Saturday January 7
WVU Coliseum – Morgantown, WV
Moneyline:  West Virginia -135, Georgetown +115
Spread: West Virginia -2
O/U: 131.5


All they have done is rise to #9 in the rankings with 4 victories over top 25 teams among their 13 victories, including ending Louisville’s run at perfection on their own homecourt.  They are off to a 3-0 start in the conference with an impressive win over Marquette earlier this week.  The question is whether they can keep it up.

Georgetown has been winning with a little bit of everything.  They can play great defense but can also score.  Now that he doesn’t have to share the ball as much, senior guard Jason Clark is having his best season ever, as is fellow senior forward Henry Sims.  This team has lots of size and good athleticism but I wonder if they will eventually get exposed by teams that have great guards.  They operate non-traditionally with their leading assist guy being Sims in the middle. [soliloquy id=”82219″]

West Virginia

West Virginia has been solid this season and it looks like they are probably going to position themselves well for the postseason.  They have a huge opportunity to make a statement with back to back games against ranked teams beginning with a visit from Georgetown on Saturday.  The Hoyas enter the game ranked in the top 10 so a victory might actually jump the Mountaineers into the rankings.

In terms of productivity it is hard to find a better one-two, inside-outside combo than West Virginia’s Kevin Jones and Truck Bryant (don’t let the name fool you, Truck is the guard).  The two seniors average just under 40ppg with both enjoying their finest season’s yet.  But college hoops is more than just a game of 2 on 2 which is why WVU despite having an elite duo are not elite – their depth is questionable.  Morgantown is buzzing these days after the football team’s demolition of Clemson in the Orange Bowl.  It is a hard place to win and this game should be a good contest from start to finish.  G-Town may have the great record but I am not sure there is a huge difference between these two teams.

Spread Pick:  Georgetown +2
O/U Pick: Under
Score Prediction:  Georgetown 65 – West Virginia 63



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