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Georgia Southern vs. South Alabama - 1/7/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

South Alabama Jaguars (5-8) at Georgia Southern Eagles (4-8)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Hanner Fieldhouse)

The Line: Georgia Southern Eagles -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The South Alabama Jaguars and Georgia Southern Eagles meet Thursday night at the W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse.

The South Alabama Jaguars need a nice victory after losing five of their last eight games. The South Alabama Jaguars are averaging 67 points on 39 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Ken Williams is averaging 14 points and 2.9 assists while Georgi Boyanov is averaging 9.6 points and 7.6 rebounds. Nick Stover is dishing 1.7 assists and Don MuepoKelly is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The South Alabama Jaguars are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 64.4 percent from the free throw line. South Alabama is allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13 turnovers per game. The South Alabama Jaguars have lost 10 of their last 15 road games.

Georgia Southern vs. South Alabama - 1/7/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Georgia Southern Eagles also need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Georgia Southern Eagles are averaging 73.7 points on 38.6 percent shooting and allowing 84.2 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Tookie Brown is averaging 17 points and 3.6 assists while Ike Smith is averaging 11.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. Mike Hughes is the third double-digit scorer and Devonte Boykins is dishing 2.9 assists. The Georgia Southern Eagles are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. Georgia Southern is allowing 41.6 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 14.8 turnovers per game. The Georgia Southern Eagles have won six of their last eight home games.

The Jaguars are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Eagles are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. 

Both of these teams are struggling, but Georgia Southern has had a tough schedule and played a lot of road games. South Alabama is struggling across the board and still can't win on the road. Give me the Eagles at home and the tiny chalk. 

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Georgia Southern Eagles -2.5

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