The time is here for more of our sparkling CBB picks, as we look at the schedule for basketball for Saturday night. The Georgetown Hoyas and Louisville Cardinals will have it in a nationally televised game, which can be seen on the college basketball TV schedule on ESPN.
Free College Hoops Picks: Louisville Cardinals @ Georgetown Hoyas
Date: Saturday, January 26th, 12:00 ET
Location: Verizon Center, Washington DC
Louisville vs. Georgetown Live TV: ESPN
The proof is clearly here that the Big East season is a nightmare to try to survive, even against some of the lesser teams on a game in, game out basis. Louisville is largely looked upon as one of the top teams in the entire country, but it is in some trouble now, having lost back to back games for the first time all season long. Losing at home to the Syracuse Orange was nothing to be ashamed of, but dropping to the Villanova Wildcats was a totally different thing. First it was G Peyton Siva that went 1-of-9 from the floor against Syracuse. Then G Russ Smith went 2-of-13 against Villanova. It is likely that both are going to struggle against Georgetown, one of the best defensive teams in America. The Hoyas went on the road and shocked the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Monday night, and they have now won three out of four games both SU and ATS since losing F Greg Whittington. We were on this team’s case for not really having a second scorer or a spark off of the bench, but G D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera has done just that with a total of 30 points in his last two games. Still, this team is a shell of itself without Whittington, and the time is here to get back on the Louisville train after a few days off to lick its wounds.
Louisville vs. Georgetown Pick: Louisville Cardinals -5.5
Louisville vs. Georgetown Prediction: Louisville 71 – Georgetown 64