The #15 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles and the #2 Georgetown Hoyas are set to do battle in the Second Round. Join us for this and all of our 2013 NCAA Tournament picks here at Cappers Info, as our college basketball handicappers’ picks are hot off of the presses and ready for you to enjoy.
South Region Picks: #15 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles vs. #2 Georgetown Hoyas
Date: Friday, March 22nd, 6:50 ET
South Region Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Florida Gulf Coast vs. Georgetown Live on TV: TBS
Second Round Betting Lines
#15 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles +13
#2 Georgetown Hoyas -13
Betting on Florida Gulf Coast is going to be tough in this one. The little guys from the Atlantic Sun are obviously going to be getting a lot of publicity and will drum up the neutral supporters from the crowd. The Eagles are going to have to shoot the ball remarkably well in this game to stick around. Shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc isn’t going to cut it for sure, nor will the fact that the team averages turning it over almost 15 times per game. Possessing the basketball is as good as gold against the Hoyas, who really take the air out of the game and force you to play at their half-court style. A few years ago when men like C Roy Hibbert were the leading scorers for this team, we would tell you that perhaps Georgetown could have had some problems. However, F Otto Porter isn’t your average big man for the Hoyas. He can shoot from the outside, and his 16.3 points per game scoring average shows that he is playing more like a guard than anything else. G Markel Starks also has come on huge at the end of the year since F Greg Whittington has basically been kicked off of the team. Florida Gulf Coast has a great story, and it is 9-0 ATS in its last nine lined games, but this is going to be too much. The Hoyas should walk away with a very comfortable win when push comes to shove.
Florida Gulf Coast vs. Georgetown Free Pick: Georgetown Hoyas -13
Florida Gulf Coast vs. Georgetown Predictions: Georgetown 68 – Florida Gulf Coast 47