College Basketball Picks: Creighton Bluejays vs. Georgetown Hoyas

Jeff GrantContributor IMarch 4, 2014

College Basketball Picks: Creighton Bluejays vs. Georgetown Hoyas

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    The Georgetown Hoyas are surrendering just 61.7 points per game at home this season, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Tuesday, as they prepare to take on the Creighton Bluejays at the Verizon Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Hoyas are 3.5-point underdogs in the NCAA basketball odds, with the betting total sitting at 141.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big East Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum.

Creighton Bluejays

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    The Creighton Bluejays had their four-game winning streak snapped last Saturday, as they dropped a 75-69 decision to the Xavier Musketeers as 2.5-point road favorites.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Bluejays are 3-4 against the spread as road favorites of 3.5 to six points the last two-plus seasons.

Georgetown Hoyas

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    The Georgetown Hoyas are 1-3 straight up and 2-2 against the spread over their last four games, as they attempt to bounce back from a 75-73 setback to the Marquette Golden Eagles as four-point road underdogs last Thursday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Hoyas are 10-1 against the spread when revenging a road loss.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Georgetown Hoyas as one of their college basketball picks, as the Creighton Bluejays are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight conference games.

    Pick: Georgetown Hoyas +3.5

     

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