Louisiana-Monroe vs. Georgia Southern - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Southern Eagles (12-4) at Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (12-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Fant-Ewing Coliseum)
The Line: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgia Southern Eagles and Louisiana Monroe Warhawks play Saturday at the Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
The Georgia Southern Eagles have won five of their last six games and play their 10th true road game. On the season, Georgia Southern is averaging 67.1 points on 41.2 percent shooting and is allowing 63.2 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Jelani Hewitt is averaging 20.1 points and 3.6 assists while Trent Wiedeman is averaging 12.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Curtis Diamond is grabbing three rebounds and Mike Hughes is dishing 2.5 assists. The Georgia Southern Eagles have six players averaging at least 7.2 points, and they’re shooting 73.1 percent from the line and 31.7 percent from downtown. Defensively, Georgia Southern is allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 62 or less points in five of its last eight games.
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks have won six of their last seven games and look for their seventh Sun Belt win. On the season, UL Monroe is averaging 60.3 points on 40.6 percent shooting and is allowing 62 points on 38.1 percent shooting. Tylor Ongwae is averaging 13.6 points and 6.6 rebounds while Marvin Williams is averaging 9.4 points and five rebounds. Justin Roberson is dishing 2.2 assists and Majok Deng is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are a defensive team that’s allowing 28 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 61 or less points in five straight games. Offensively, Louisiana Monroe is shooting 68.9 percent from the line and 28.9 percent from beyond the arc.
The Eagles are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 8-1-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Warhawks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Sun Belt and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
In a pick em game, I'm going with the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at home, a team that's competed already this season against above-average comp.