Northwestern vs. Georgetown Prediction and Odds for Tuesday, November 15 (Wildcats Defense Gives Them Advantage)

Northwestern Wildcats forward Robbie Beran.
Northwestern Wildcats forward Robbie Beran. / David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Ewing and the Georgetown Hoyas are hoping to turn things around this season, and they’ve gotten off to a 2-0 start entering their matchup with Northwestern on Tuesday. 

The Wildcats are also 2-0 after cupcake games against Chicago State and Northern Illinois to open the season. Now, the Hoyas are hoping to defend home court against the No. 68 team in KenPom’s latest rankings. 

Ewing really built this team through the transfer portal, grabbing players such as Akok Akok (UConn), Brandon Murray (LSU), Qudus Wahab (Maryland), Jay Heath (Arizona State) and others (Primo Spears, Wayne Bristol Jr.) to contribute right away this season. 

The Hoyas have to try something to move up the Big East standings this year, and the Georgetown legend may be on thin ice as the team’s head coach with another down season. 

Northwestern returns a good chunk of last season’s roster, and it could find some easy shots against a Georgetown team that is 145th in the country in opponent effective field goal percentage so far this season. 

Here are the odds for this matchup: 

Northwestern vs. Georgetown Odds, Spread and Total

Northwestern vs. Georgetown Prediction and Pick

Northwestern isn’t expected to be one of the better teams in the Big 10, but the conference is loaded, hence why the team is still 68th in KenPom. 

Meanwhile, the Hoyas failed to cover against Coppin State in their season opener as 18.5-point favorites and have consistently been around the bottom of the Big East in Ewing’s tenure. 

It’s possible that adding a ton of proven players in the portal will help the Hoyas improve this season, but they aren’t a great defensive team, ranking 153rd in the country in adjusted defensive efficiency. 

On the other side, the Wildcats are fifth in the nation in opponent effective field goal percentage. This total has crept all the way up to 147.5 at some books, and I think the UNDER is the play if you’re not going to back a side here. 

I lean with the Wildcats, and if they win, this is going to be a game where they limit the Georgetown offense. 

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.