- The American University Eagles take on the Georgetown Hoyas on Wednesday, November 23rd
- Georgetown defeated American by 22 points when they faced each other last season
- Check out the American vs Georgetown odds below, plus our pick and prediction for this game
You can’t get a matchup between two schools that are located much closer to each other. Just three miles separate American (2-2, 2-2 ATS) from Georgetown (3-2, 2-3 ATS) in Washington D.C. and they will clash with one another on Wednesday, November 23rd. Little brother visits big brother at the Capital One Arena.
Hope you cleared your morning schedule because this game will tip off at the unusual time of 11:30 am ET. It would be a monumental upset if American could score the victory in this game as Georgetown are 14.5-point favorites over the Eagles in the college basketball odds.
We’ll find out if proximity breeds contempt Wednesday morning, but for now, check out more American vs Georgetown odds below, plus our best bet and prediction for this game.
American vs Georgetown Odds
|American Eagles||+14.5 (-114)||+810||O 138.5 (-110)|
|Georgetown Hoyas||-14.5 (-106)||-1450||U 138.5 (-110)|
Odds as of November 22nd at FanDuel Sportsbook. Claim the FanDuel Sportsbook promo code to bet on college hoops.
Both sides haven’t exactly been shooting the lights out lately. If you look back at each of their last three games, Georgetown has failed to score 70 points or more in any of those contests, while American has topped that total just once in their last three. They’ve both gone under the betting total in each of their last three games.
American Eagles Betting Analysis
It’s going to be a vastly different atmosphere for American in this matchup compared to their last game. They’re going from playing in front of a crowd of just 478 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology to playing in a 20,000 seat arena against Georgetown.
Granted, we don’t expect the stands to be filled, especially with an 11:30 am ET start time, but still, it’ll be quite the contrast. Although they’ve broken the 70-point plateau just once this season, American is coming off two consecutive victories.
The Eagles have four returning starters and were picked to finish 7th in the 10-team Patriot League in the preseason. Sophomore, Elijah Stephens led the Eagles to victory in their last contest, scoring 14 points to go with five assists and five rebounds. The guard plays the most minutes of anybody on American.
For averaging 14 points per game and 5.5 assists per game in helping lead @AU_MBasketball to a pair of wins over William & Mary and NJIT, sophomore Elijah Stephens has been named the Gregorio's Trattoria Student-Athlete of the Week.
— American U. Eagles (@AUeagles) November 21, 2022
Only two players average double digit point production on this squad, guard Colin Smalls (11.7 ppg) and forward, Matt Rogers (10.5 ppg). As you can imagine, the Eagles don’t really play at a high pace with an adjusted tempo of 66.6 according to KenPom, which ranks 311th in the nation.
Georgetown Hoyas Betting Analysis
If there’s one word to describe this season’s version of the Hoyas it’s inconsistent. That inconsistency doesn’t just range from game-to-game, but quarter-to-quarter. Last week they had a 10-point lead against Loyola Marymount before blowing it after yielding a 29-4 run.
You wouldn’t think they’d be capable of squandering that type of lead against American. The Hoyas haven’t lost to the Eagles since December of 1982, back in the days when Georgetown was a contender in the odds to win the NCAA Title.
American vs Georgetown Recent Results
|11/16/2021||GTWN 79 – AMER 57||GTWN||Under|
|12/28/2019||GTWN 80 – AMER 60||GTWN||Under|
|12/22/2012||GTWN 65 – AMER 48||N/A||N/A|
|12/17/2011||GTWN 81 – AMER 55||N/A||N/A|
|12/05/2009||GTWN 73 – AMER 46||N/A||N/A|
Overall, Georgetown have won 11 in a row against American. In their two recent matchups, Georgetown have dominated, winning by 20 plus points in each game.
Big man, Qudus Wahab dropped 23 points in his 23 minutes on the hardwood in the Hoyas last game, a 69-62 win over LaSalle. The guards have really been the engine that drives this Georgetown offense though, with Primo Spears putting up 16.6 points and 3.8 assists per game and Brandon Murray averaging 15.4 points and 4.4 dimes per outing.
Head coach Patrick Ewing has leaned heavily on that backcourt combo early this campaign as both are averaging over 35 minutes of court time per contest.
American vs Georgetown Pick & Prediction
Let’s be honest here, American doesn’t really stand a chance against Georgetown in the Wednesday college basketball odds. The question is, will they cover the spread and is that the best place to lay down some money?
— CBS Sports CBB (@CBSSportsCBB) November 20, 2022
Your best pick here is to avoid who is going to win and by how much, but bet the trend. In the American vs Georgetown odds, both teams are great bets to hit the under, and with them facing one another, it’s a match made in heaven.
Their last two head-to-head meetings have gone under the oddsmakers over/under line and as stated earlier, each team has gone below the betting total in their last three respective games. For our prediction, we’re going to ride the wave and pick another low scoring affair.
Pick: Under 138.5 (-110)