Georgia State Panthers vs. South Alabama Jaguars - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Alabama Jaguars (6-8) at Georgia State Panthers (9-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2:30 pm (GSU Sports Arena)
The Line: Georgia State Panthers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The South Alabama Jaguars will travel to play the Georgia State Panthers in a Sun Belt Conference Game on Saturday.
The Georgia State Panthers are 9-3 (2-1) and are coming off of a win against Troy by a score of 72-68. Georgia State led by 19 points at halftime and barely hung on to win in the second half. Jeremy Hollowell had 22 points and 7 rebounds for Georgia State. Kevin Ware added 17 points and 6 assists for the Panthers. Georgia State out rebounded their opponents by a total of 37-28 and had 15 assists in their victory. Georgia State is averaging 66.8 points per game while giving up 61.1 points per game. Georgia State is also averaging 30.3 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game. Jeremy Hollowell is averaging 15.3 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game, while Kevin Ware is averaging 13.1 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game. Georgia State is shooting 70.9% on free throws, 33.7% on three-pointers, and 46.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The South Alabama Jaguars are 6-8 (1-2) and are coming off of a win against Georgia Southern by a score of 64-58. South Alabama played great defense in this game as they held their opponent to just one field goal in the final 4:32. Ken Williams had 22 points and 3 assists for South Alabama. Georgi Boyanov added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Jaguars. South Alabama out rebounded their opponent by a total of 49-46 and had 7 assists in their victory. South Alabama is averaging 69.1 points per game while giving up 71.2 points per game. South Alabama is also averaging 39 rebounds per game and 10.9 assists per game. Ken Williams is averaging 14.6 points per game and 2.9 assists per game, while Georgi Boyanov is averaging 9.6 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game. South Alabama is shooting 61.8% on free throws, 32.3% on three-pointers, and 40.4% on all field goal attempts.
South Alabama is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. The under is 6-0 in South Alabama’s last 6 road games. Georgia State is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games. Georgia State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The over is 4-0 in Georgia State’s last 4 home games.
Georgia State is giving up just over 60 points per game, so their defense should give them an advantage in this game. South Alabama has the rebounding advantage, while Georgia State is the better shooting team. I like Georgia State at home in this one.