Georgia State Panthers vs. Georgia Southern Eagles - 1/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Southern Eagles (6-10) at Georgia State Panthers (11-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm (GSU Sports Arena)
The Line: Georgia State Panthers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Georgia Southern Eagles will travel to play the Georgia State Panthers in a Sun Belt game on Tuesday.
The Georgia State Panthers are 11-4 (4-2) and are coming off of a loss to UL-Lafayette by a score of 87-54. Georgia State has won 4 of their last 5 games and has started conference play in 4th place. Georgia State finds success on the defensive end, as they are ranked 14th in points allowed per game. Georgia State is averaging 66 points per game while giving up 61.7 points per game. Georgia State is also averaging 29.6 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game. Jeremy Hollowell is averaging 15.3 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game for Georgia State. Kevin Ware is averaging 13.4 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game for the Panthers. Georgia State is shooting 70.1% on free throws, 34.8% on three-pointers, and 45.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Georgia Southern Eagles are 6-10 (2-4) and are coming off of a win against UL-Monroe by a score of 66-51. Georgia Southern has lost 4 of their last 6 games and is sitting tied for 7th in the Sun Belt standings. Georgia Southern is averaging 77.4 points per game while giving up 76.3 points per game. Georgia Southern is also averaging 38.6 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game. Tookie Brown is averaging 17 points per game and 3.4 assists per game for Georgia Southern. Ike Smith is averaging 12.3 points per game and 5 rebounds per game for the Eagles. Georgia Southern is shooting 67.6% on free throws, 32.2% on three-pointers, and 40.5% on all field goal attempts.
Georgia Southern is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games. Georgia Southern is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games. The over is 6-0 in Georgia Southern’s last 6 road games. Georgia State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home. The over is 5-2 in Georgia State’s last 7 home games. The under is 4-0 in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Georgia State will have their advantage in this game because they are the much better defensive team. Georgia Southern has the rebounding advantage, as Georgia State doesn’t rebound that well. Georgia State should be able to win this game, but I think Georgia Southern will keep it close.