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#22 Butler Bulldogs (6-2) vs. #15 Georgetown Hoyas (6-0)

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TV: ESPN
Radio: ESPN 980
Online: Bulldogs vs Hoyas coverage
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:

Please don't get embarrassed on national television. Please don't get embarrassed on national television. Please don't get embarrassed on national television. Please don't get embarrassed on national television. Please don't get embarrassed on national television. Please don't get embarrassed on national television. Please don't get embarrassed on national television. Please don't get embarrassed on national television.

View from the Court Side Seats - A Perspective from OldHoya:

Not much history for Gtown and Butler but there's one thing that makes this worthwhile and that's playing at MSG - an arena OldHoya has frequented for many years now. There have been tremendous highs, including Big East championships and miserable lows, including last year's St. John's debacles and Ray Allen's lucky shot that cost Georgetown a #1 seed in the Dance.

For those attending the game, OldHoya suggests you get a Garden hot dog.

View from the Sportsbook (via DonBest) - A Perspective from Vegas:

After avoiding having to post a line on the Hoyas ever since its less than impressive showing against Temple, Vegas has no choice but to throw something at us in this nationally televised affair in The World's Most Famous Arena.

Georgetown has been installed as a 3 point favorite, a line that will likely draw some fast money on the Hoyas because Joe Gambler will see Big East v. Horizon League and take the favored unbeaten nationally ranked powerhouse.

I still don't think Georgetown has shown enough yet to convince me that they can beat a disciplined top 25 team that makes its living from behind the arc. Butler's initial top 10 ranking may have been inflated, but their two losses have come at the hands of Minnesota and Clemson--not exactly cupcake city. If the Butler threes starting raining down and the Hoyas continue to struggle to impose its significant height advantage down low, this could be a squeaker. But on the MSG stage after the debacles against St. John's last season, I think this is going to be the game that Monroe begins to assert himself and removes the large postage stamp that's been on his forehead. Anything less than 18 and 9 will be an underwhelming performance.

I think the Hoyas will win this game, and the pick is Georgetown -3 in a low-scoring affair, something like 64-59. The over/under is 126 and I'm going UNDER. 3 points can be a sizable hurdle to cover especially since the game could in theory be over with the Hoyas up 5 with 5 seconds left and then some white devil from Indiana drains a meaningless 3 right into your eye and through your heart. That kind of stuff happens all the time.

Don't give up, don't ever give up.

On the season:

The Hoyas are currently 1-1 ATS (that's 'Against The Spread' for those just tuning in).

Georgetown is 1-0 ATS on the road and 0-1 ATS at Verizon.

Casual Hoya is 2-0 ATS, 1-1 in Over/Unders.

www.casualhoya.com : Where Your Money Stays And Plays.

Casually.

Check back throughout the day for updated media coverage and during the game for updates.

Poll

Put your money where your mouth is

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Georgetown and the Over
    (25 votes)
  • 40%
    Georgetown and the Under
    (26 votes)
  • 6%
    Butler and the Over
    (4 votes)
  • 15%
    Butler and the Under
    (10 votes)
65 votes total Vote Now