Georgia State vs. South Alabama - 2/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Alabama Jaguars (9-17) at Georgia State Panthers (17-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm (GSU Sports Arena)
The Line: Georgia State Panthers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Alabama Jaguars and Georgia State Panthers meet Thursday at the GSU Sports Arena.
The South Alabama Jaguars could use a big win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, South Alabama is averaging 68.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting and is allowing 74.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Ken Williams is averaging 15.4 points and 2.7 assists while Taishaun Johnson is averaging 13.1 points and 3.7 rebounds. Dionte Ferguson is the third double-digit scorer and Barrington Stevens is dishing 3.4 assists. The South Alabama Jaguars have five players averaging at least 6.6 points, and they’re shooting 70 percent from the line and 33.9 percent from downtown. Defensively, South Alabama is allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in four of its last five games.
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The Georgia State Panthers have won six of their last seven games and are chasing a Sun Belt crown. On the season, GSU is averaging 70.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting and is allowing 63.7 points on 38.2 percent shooting. R.J. Hunter is averaging 19.5 points and 3.4 assists while Markus Crider is averaging 8.7 points and 6.4 rebounds. Kevin Ware is dishing 2.4 assists and T.J. Shipes is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Georgia State Panthers have four players averaging at least 8.2 points, and they're shooting 70.7 percent from the line and 33.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Georgia State is allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 58 or less points in four straight games. Ryan Harrow is questionable with a concussion.
The Jaguars are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
I just can't lay this much chalk regardless of how better Georgia State is in this matchup. With Hunter banged up, I'll take my chanches with the Jags and the truckload of points.