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Texas State vs. Georgia State - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Georgia State Panthers (16-8) at Texas State Bobcats (11-12)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Strahan Coliseum)

The Line: Texas State Bobcats +5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

The Georgia State Panthers and Texas State Bobcats meet Saturday at the Strahan Coliseum.

The Georgia State Panthers have won five of their last six games and are chasing a Sun Belt crown. On the season, GSU is averaging 71 points on 47.7 percent shooting and is allowing 64.7 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Ryan Harrow is averaging 20.4 points and 4.3 assists while R.J. Hunter is averaging 19.6 points and 4.8 rebounds. Markus Crider is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Kevin Ware is dishing 2.5 assists. The Georgia State Panthers have four players averaging at least 8.4 points, and they’re shooting 70 percent from the line and 34 percent from downtown. Defensively, Georgia State is allowing 34.2 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 58 or less points in three straight games.

Texas State vs. Georgia State - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Texas State Bobcats have lost seven of their last eight games and hope to get back to .500. On the season, Texas State is allowing 61.4 points on 39.5 percent shooting and is allowing 62.6 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Emani Gant is averaging 13.7 points and 6.9 rebounds while Cameron Naylor is averaging 8.3 points and five rebounds. Ethan Montalvo is shooting 35.3 percent from the field and D.J. Brown is dishing 2.7 assists. The Texas State Bobcats have six players averaging at least 7.1 points, and they’re shooting 69.4 percent from the line and 31.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Texas State is allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last eight games.

The Panthers are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The Bobcats are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. 

Yikes. Neither teams are good at all when it comes to covering the spread. However, Georgia State is the clear better team here and has its eyes on a Sun Belt title. Against a team that's lost seven of its last eight games, there's no reason why the Panthers shouldn't win this game rather easily. 

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Georgia State Panthers -5.5

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