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College Basketball Betting Pick & Prediction: DePaul Blue Demons vs. Georgetown Hoyas - Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022

December 29, 2022

The Georgetown Hoyas step on the floor and will look to snap their three-game losing streak when they battle the DePaul Blue Demons Thursday night. Tip-off is slated for 8 pm!Georgetown Hoyas Betting PreviewThe Hoyas (5-8) have played hard this season and they have played much more competitively this season compared to one of their most frustrating campaigns in recent memory in 2021-2022.Georgetown has dropped three straight, though, and five of six overall as their record dipped to 5-8 on the season. The last time they stepped out on the floor, they let one of the best teams in the country in UCONN rally to beat them, 84-73.This was a game the Hoyas had but could not stop a Huskies run late. In fact, the Huskies trailed in this one at the half for the first time this season, but the inexperience of G-Town was on display as they could not put away UCONN. On offense, they are led by sophomore guard Primo Spears, who scores close to 16 points per game to pace the Hoyas. Brandon Murray also is a bigtime player as he mans the point and also scores around 12 or so a contest. For the Hoyas to get the win, they need to play much better defense late, especially if the game is close and competitive. The mark of a good team is a team that can make the plays late. DePaul Blue Demons Betting PreviewThe Blue Demons (6-7) are also in the midst of a slide. They have dropped three in a row and four of five overall. They are also looking for a huge win to stop the bleeding and a win over the Hoyas would be a great way to close out the year for a team that is still learning to win close games too. The last time out, DePaul was ousted by Creighton, 8065, in a game that was decided in the 2nd half. The Bluejays led by 11 at the half and started to pull away midway through the 2nd half en route to the 15-point win. DePaul had a brutal game from beyond the arc as they connected on just eight-of-27 from three-point land. They also needed to get to line more, as they only made nine trips to the charity stripe. The guards will have to do a better job of penetrating and trying to get inside the paint. Guard Javan Johnson must lead the offensive attack and get some clean looks early and often in this game. He comes into the contest scoring around 17 points a contest. He is their primary threat on offense and looks to score first and foremost. They also need to find buckets another way and that means trying to get to the line for opportunities. Game Odds, Series Trends and Free PickG-Town is a four-point underdog in this game. DePaul is 1-4 in their last five games and are 2-3 in their last five games against the spread and 3-4 in their road games against the spread. They have seen the total go over in two of their last five games. The totals have gone over in six of their last six home games. So the over might be in play here. The Hoyas are 1-4 in their last five games and 2-3 in their last five games against the number and 2-1 in their road games against the spread. The totals have gone over in five of their last five games. The Hoyas are a young team and they play hard and they are due for a win, as long as their defense can make some plays late. We are going to ride with the Hoyas and take the points.Persian Pick: Hoyas + 4 1/2