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Xavier vs. Georgetown odds, line: 2024 college basketball picks, Jan. 19 predictions by proven model

The Xavier Musketeers will look to build on a modest two-game winning streak, while the Georgetown Hoyas will look to snap a two-game skid when they meet in Big East action on Friday night. The Hoyas (8-9, 1-5 Big East), who are just 1-4 on the road this season, are coming off an 80-67 loss at No. 4 Connecticut on Sunday. The Musketeers (9-8, 3-3 Big East), who are 7-4 on their home floor in 2023-24, rolled to an 85-71 win over Butler on Tuesday. Xavier swept last season’s two meetings with the Hoyas, including a 95-82 home win on Jan. 21, 2023.

Tipoff from Cintas Center in Cincinnati is set for 6:30 p.m. ET. Xavier leads the all-time series 19-6, including a 10-1 edge in games played in Cincinnati. The Musketeers are 12.5-point favorites in the latest Georgetown vs. Xavier odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points is 149.5. Before making any Xavier vs. Georgetown picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions from SportsLine’s proven model.

The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 11 of the 2023-24 season on a 110-73 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning more than $2,000 for $100 players. It is also off to a sizzling 15-5 start on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.

The model has set its sights on Xavier vs. Georgetown. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Now here are the latest betting trends and lines for Georgetown vs. Xavier:

  • Georgetown vs. Xavier spread: Xavier -12.5
  • Georgetown vs. Xavier over/under: 149.5 points
  • Georgetown vs. Xavier money line: Xavier -970, Georgetown +630
  • GTWN: The Hoyas have hit the team total under in 17 of their last 30 games (+2.15 units)
  • XAV: The Musketeers have hit the game total over in 12 of their last 22 games at home (+1.00 units)
  • Georgetown vs. Xavier picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Xavier can cover

Graduate transfer guard Quincy Olivari helps power the offense and is fourth in the Big East in scoring, averaging 17.6 points per game. He scored 24 points in the 80-75 loss to Connecticut on Jan. 10, and scored 29 points in the 74-54 win over Seton Hall on Dec. 23. He is third in the Big East in 3-point field goals at 2.82 per game, including five or more four times. He is second in the league in 3-point field goal percentage at 42.9% on 48 of 112 shots, including 6 of 8 in an 84-79 win over Cincinnati on Dec. 9.

Sophomore guard Desmond Claude has been red hot of late, scoring a career-high 26 points in the win over Butler on Tuesday, and 21 points in an 85-65 win at Providence on Saturday. For the year, he is averaging 15.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 33.6 minutes of action. He recorded his first career double-double with 21 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in an 81-66 loss at St. John’s on Dec. 20. See who to back at SportsLine.

Why Georgetown can cover

Sophomore guard Jayden Epps continues to lead the Hoyas in scoring, and has reached double-digit scoring in 13 of the 14 games he has played in. He has 20 or more in five games, including a season-high 34 points in an 88-81 win over Jackson State on Nov. 25. He scored 31 points in an 88-83 overtime win over American on Nov. 19. For the year, he is averaging 18 points, four assists and 2.3 rebounds in 33.1 minutes of play.

Also helping bring some scoring punch to the Hoyas is junior guard Dontrez Styles. Styles, who is in his first year at Georgetown after spending the past two at North Carolina, is averaging 13.5 points and 5.7 rebounds in 34 minutes. He has registered two double-doubles on the season, including a 22-point and 11-rebound performance in the overtime win over American on Nov. 19. He also had 15 points and 10 boards in a 94-57 win over Le Moyne on Nov. 7. He has scored 10 or more times in 11 of 17 games in 2023-24. See who to back at SportsLine.

How to make Georgetown vs. Xavier picks

The model has simulated this matchup 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning Under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the picks at SportsLine

So who wins Xavier vs. Georgetown, and which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that is on a 110-73 roll on its top-ranked college basketball picks, and find out.

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