Georgia State vs. Georgia Southern - 11/19/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Southern Eagles (4-6) at Georgia State Panthers (2-8)
College Football: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Georgia Dome)
The Line: Georgia State Panthers +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgia Southern Eagles and Georgia State Panthers meet Saturday in a Sun Belt college football game at the Georgia Dome on ESPN3.
The Georgia Southern Eagles could use a nice road victory after losing six of their last seven games. The Georgia Southern Eagles must win their final two games to become bowl eligible. Kevin Ellison is completing 60.9 percent of his passes for 713 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. Ellison and Favian Upshaw have combined for 10 touchdown passes this season. BJ Johnson III and Myles Campbell have combined for 810 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Montay Crockett has 20 receptions. The Georgia Southern Eagles ground game is averaging 223.1 yards per contest, and Matt Breida leads the way with 524 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Georgia Southern is allowing 26.4 points and 402.4 yards per game. Ironhead Gallon leads the Georgia Southern Eagles with 87 tackles, Tre Griffin has two sacks and Darius Jones Jr. has two interceptions.
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The Georgia State Panthers could also use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Georgia State Panthers have split their last eight home games. Conner Manning is completing 55.2 percent of his passes for 2,100 yards, 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Manning has two or more touchdown passes in three of his last four games. Robert Davis and Glenn Smith have combined for 1,243 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Todd Boyd has 33 receptions. The Georgia State Panthers ground game is averaging 88.7 yards per contest, and Kyler Neal leads the way with 239 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Georgia State is allowing 25.8 points and 391.8 yards per game. Alonzo McGee leads the Georgia State Panthers with 80 tackles, Michael Shaw has three sacks and Jerome Smith has three interceptions.
The Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Panthers are 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 13-3 in Panthers last 16 games overall and the under is 5-2 in Eagles last 7 vs. a team with a losing record.
Neither one of these teams are good and Georgia State could have the advantage at home. Georgia State also beat the hell out of Georgia Southern last year by a score of 34-7. It's also senior day for the Panthers and they'll be eager to finish things off on a positive note. So, based on senior day and how things played out last year between these two clubs, I'll take the home team and the free points.