Georgia State Panthers vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves - 3/15/14 Sun Belt Semifinal
Georgia State Panthers (24-7) vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves (19-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm (Lakefront Arena)
The Line: Georgia State Panthers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgia State Panthers and Arkansas State Red Wolves will play in a Sun Belt tournament game, sending the winner to the conference final on Sunday. The Panthers swept the season series, which includes a 79-76 overtime win on March 4.
This will be the Panthers first game in a week, as they ended their regular season on a seven-game winning streak. On the season, they average 77.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allow 68.7 points on 42.6 percent shooting. They’re not a deep team, but they do have four players averaging in the double digits, including R.J. Hunter, who leads the team with 18.5 points. They shoot 77.2 percent from the free throw line and 38.2 percent from beyond the arc. Their weakness is rebounding, as they average just 31.5 boards. They are 15-14 ATS overall.
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The Red Wolves won their first tournament game on Friday with a 116-114 win over Arkansas-Little Rock, a game that needed four overtimes to be decided. Guard Ed Townsel played 60 minutes, leading the team with 32 points, while dishing out six assists and grabbing seven rebounds. On the season, the Red Wolves average 76.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allow 68.7 points on 42.6 percent shooting. They are 11-14-1 ATS overall this season.
The Red Wolves are 0-6 ATS in their last six games and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games against teams with a winning SU record. Meanwhile, the Panthers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games against teams with a winning SU record.
I like Arkansas State's offense to keep this close. I'll gladly take the points.