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Georgia Southern vs South Alabama 11/5/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

South Alabama Jaguars (6-2) vs. Georgia Southern Eagles (5-3)
November 5, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Georgia Southern Eagles +4.5 / South Alabama Jaguars -4.5; Over/Under: 60.5
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The Georgia Southern Eagles and South Alabama Jaguars clash Saturday in week 10 Sun Belt college football action at Allen E. Paulson Stadium. The South Alabama Jaguars look to build on their 6-2 start. The Georgia Southern Eagles look for a win after splitting their last 6 games.

The South Alabama Jaguars have won 3 of their last 4 road games. Jake Bentley is completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 2,081 yards, 14 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Jalen Wayne and Caullin Lacy have combined for 1,223 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns, while Devin Voisin has 36 receptions. The South Alabama Jaguars ground game is averaging 149.9 yards per contest, and La’Damian Webb leads the way with 646 yards and 9 touchdowns. Defensively, South Alabama is allowing 17.6 points and 295.8 yards per game. James Miller leads the South Alabama Jaguars with 44 tackles, Jamie Sheriff has 4 sacks and Yam Banks has 4 interceptions.

The Georgia Southern Eagles have split their last 8 home games. Kyle Vantrease is completing 62 percent of his passes for 2,704 yards, 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Khaleb Hood and Derwin Burgess Jr. have combined for 1,155 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns, while Jeremy Singleton has 46 receptions. The Georgia Southern Eagles ground game is averaging 156.6 yards per contest, and Jalen White leads the way with 678 yards and 9 touchdowns. Defensively, Georgia Southern is allowing 30.4 points and 484.5 yards per game. Marques Watson-Trent leads the Georgia Southern Eagles with 64 tackles, Justin Ellis has 2.5 sacks and Tyler Bride has 2 interceptions.

The Jaguars are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Jaguars last 5 games overall. The under is 13-6 in Eagles last 19 home games. The Jaguars are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Georgia Southern and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 meetings.

This should be a fun game between two teams that are playing well, but the difference is the Georgia Southern Eagles remain one of the worst defensive teams in the country and their offense has turnover issues. The South Alabama Jaguars are an above average offense, and their defense is fourth against the run and 16th in scoring defense. South Alabama is simply the more balanced team overall and is hard to step in front of in this spot. Give me the Jags.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: South Alabama Jaguars -4.5

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