8* CBB ATS Play
Georgetown vs. Villanova,
03/06/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 57 - 67
Point Spread: +1½/-110 Georgetown
The Georgetown Hoyas continue to be the Rodney Dangerfield of college basketball. Even though the Hoyas are first in the Big East standings, and they are riding a big 11 game winning streak, they are still an underdog against a decent Villanova team.
The Hoyas have beaten Syracuse and Cincinnati handily on the road in the last couple weeks. Villanova certainly needs this win, and that is probably why the line is where it is.
However, I think the "they have to win this game" angle is being overplayed here. Just because the Wildcats really need a win to get into the NCAA Tournament doesn't mean they are automatically going to get a win.
I don't expect Georgetown to make it easy on the Wildcats at all, and Georgetown is the much better defensive team.
The Hoyas are led by the Big East favorite for Player of the Year, Otto Porter. Porter has been absolutely outstanding all season. Georgetown has beaten numerous teams better than Villanova this year, and they have plenty of veteran leadership to get them through this one.
Don't forget, Georgetown really needs this game as well since they are fighting to win the Big East regular season title.
Georgetown is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 following an ATS loss. Take Georgetown.
7* Play on Georgetown +1.5
Good Luck, Razor Ray.