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Georgia State Panthers vs. Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans - 1/18/14

Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (9-8) at Georgia State Panthers (11-6)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm (GSU Sports Arena)

The Line: Georgia State Panthers -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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It should be a hard fought matchup between Arkansas-Little Rock and Georgia State, as the two best teams in the Sun Belt Conference will meet in GSU Sports Arena.

The Panthers have been on a real roll as of late, winning eight straight games, including four on the road. The Trojans have won five of their last six games, which includes their most recent victory against Western Kentucky on the road in overtime.

Georgia State Panthers vs. Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans - 1/18/14

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Georgia State is a team that’s hard to stop once it gets rolling. It shoots 47.5 percent from the field and 37 percent from downtown, averaging a total of 78 points per contest. A combination of R.J. Hunter and Ryan Harrow make one of the more dangerous scoring duos in the country, as both players average 18 points per contest.

The Trojans are as prolific scoring wise, but they do average a solid 72 points per game and shoot 35 percent from three. Senior forward Will Neighbour is coming off his best performance of the season when he scored 32 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Overall, this game should live up to the hype and come down to the wire. And while they both look pretty even on paper, I have to give the edge to Arkansas-Little Rock due to its rebounding advantage (36.5 to 30.9). It’s also hard to ignore the fact that Georgia State is 5-10 against the spread this season and 0-4 against the spread at home.

Give me the better rebounding team and the points. 

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Arkansas-Little Rock +11.5

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