The Georgetown Hoyas are coming in hot after sealing four victories in four games to clinch the Big 12 tournament title and a No. 12 seed over at the East Region for March Madness 2021.
This is the first time the team is seeing the light of the NCAA Tournament since 2015. They play the Colorado Buffaloes this Saturday, who hold the No. 5 seed and are looking to pick up their pace once again after having their six-game winning streak end at the hands of the Oregon State Beavers in the Pac-12 tournament final.
Below, we take a closer look at the Georgetown vs. Colorado game, including College Basketball odds, the latest team information and players to watch out for, betting trends, and the exclusive NitroBetting news team prediction for better picks leading to the match.
Georgetown vs. Colorado Game Information
- When: Saturday, March 20, 2021, 12:15 PM ET
- Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
- TV: CBS
- Radio: CBS Sports Radio
- Live Stream: March Madness Live
- March Madness Betting Odds: Georgetown +179/+5.0 / OU: 137.0 (-109)
Why Bet on the Georgetown Hoyas?
Despite finishing the regular season with a 9-12 win-loss record, the Hoyas bounced back and won four games in a row to top the Big East tournament. The team stepped up and punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament by playing their strongest card, the three-point ball.
At 37.6 percent in three-point shooting, they have become the second-best outside shooting in the conference. They rebound the ball well on the offensive side of the court, giving Georgetown more second chances, and register enough blocked shots to place second in the conference.
At the core of the team are big men Qudus Wahab and Jamorko Pickett, claiming offensive rebounds for the team. Both players put up north of seven rebounds per game, while Wahab was a top player in Georgetown’s conference, listing 2.5 offensive rebounds per game.
Why Bet on the Colorado Buffaloes?
Colorado is impressive on both ends of the court. They are the jack of all trades in college basketball, ranking 17th in adjusted efficiency ratings. However, the team has to be more consistent if they want to do well in the NCAA Tournament, and they can begin working on it with their 2-game winning streak from the Quadrant 1 games.
Leading the charge for Colorado is senior forward Jeria Horne who is a 3-point specialist. He did struggle in the Pac-12 title game, but he still has one of the best records in the league at 42.1 percent shooting from deep this season.
The Buffaloes can hold their own in this matchup and are expected to give Georgetown a hard time getting up to speed.
Georgetown vs. Colorado Betting Trends
- Georgetown is currently on a 4-game winning streak.
- Georgetown is 8-2 against the spread in its last 10 games.
- The totals have gone over 5 times in Georgetown’s last 10 post-season games.
- Colorado is 2-8 against the spread in its last 10 post-season games.
- Colorado is 7-3 in its last 10 games.
- The totals have gone under 3 times in Colorado’s last 5 games.
Georgetown vs. Colorado Expert Betting Prediction
Georgetown is looking good coming into the game, winning four of their Big East conference games. They have momentum and are looking to add to it as they share the floor with Colorado. This puts them at an advantage on paper, so expect the Hoyas to capitalize on that early on.
Meanwhile, Colorado enters the NCAA Tournament with flying colors after receiving the highest NCAA Tournament seed in the program’s history. The Buffalos are ready to make waves in the tournament and are sure to make it tough for Georgetown. At the very least, expect Colorado to cover the spread at the end of the game.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.