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Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves - 2/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arkansas State Red Wolves (9-13) at Georgia Southern Eagles (16-5)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Hanner Fieldhouse)

The Line: Georgia Southern Eagles -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Arkansas State Red Wolves will travel to the W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse to take on the Georgia Southern Eagles this Thursday night in College Basketball action.

The Arkansas State Red Wolves dropped to 9-13 (4-9 Sun Belt) on the season after being defeated by the Troy Trojans, 69-64, this past Thursday. Arkansas State shot 43.9% from the field and 30.0% (6-20) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Red Wolves was Sean Gardner who had 20 points, 2 assists, and 3 steals. Arkansas State is ranked 269th in the RPI Standings and has played the 280th ranked SOS. On the season, the Red Wolves have been led by Cameron Golden (14.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.7 apg) and Anthony Livingston (14.5 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 1.1 bpg). Arkansas State is averaging 64.0 ppg (ranked 257th) on 40.5% shooting (ranked 295th). The Red Wolves average 6.0 three-pointers per game (ranked 201st) and shoot 71.1% from the free-throw line (ranked 95th). Arkansas State is holding their opponents to an average of 68.3 ppg (ranked 231st) on 41.8% shooting (ranked 129th).  The Red Wolves commit 17.1 personal fouls per game (ranked 84th) and have a rebound margin of -2.7 (ranked 281st).

Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves - 2/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Georgia Southern Eagles dropped to 16-5 (9-3 Sun Belt) on the season after being defeated by the UL Monroe Warhawks, 71-68 (OT), this past Saturday. Georgia Southern shot 42.1% from the field and 34.6% (9-26) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Eagles was Jelani Hewitt who had 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 steals. Georgia Southern is ranked 115th in the RPI Standings and has played the 288th ranked SOS. On the season, the Eagles have been led by Jelani Hewitt (19.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.7 apg) and Trent Wiedeman (12.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.0 spg). Georgia Southern is averaging 70.8 ppg (ranked 94th) on 42.6% shooting (ranked 223rd). The Eagles average 8.0 three-pointers per game (ranked 37th) and commit an average of 12.3 turnovers per game (ranked 134th).  Georgia Southern is holding their opponents to an average of 59.7 ppg (ranked 30th on 38.5% shooting (ranked 26th). The Eagles pull down 38.67 total rpg (ranked 24th) and have a rebound margin of 3.9 (ranked 68th).

The Red Wolves are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Eagles are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss and 15-4-2 ATS in their last 21 games overall.

Arkansas State has dropped 5 of their last 6 and has struggled offensively as they've average just 58.1 ppg in that span. Georgia Southern lost a disappointing game to conference leader UL Monroe as their usual tough defensive allowed UL Monroe to shoot over 50.0% from both the field and beyond the arc. I don't the Georgia Southern defensive having trouble containing a Arkansas State offensive that is struggling and I think that the Eagles bounce back in a big way and get a double-digit victory at home to cover this line. Take Georgia Southern to cover in this one. 

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Georgia Southern Eagles -9.5

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