Georgia State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (6-8) at Georgia State Panthers (11-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:30 pm (GSU Sports Arena)
The Line: Georgia State Panthers -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns and Georgia State Panthers square off Saturday at the GSU Sports Arena.
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns could use a nice victory after losing five of their last eight games. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are averaging 80.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 76.6 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Shawn Long is averaging 18.5 points and 12.3 rebounds while Kasey Shepherd is averaging 11 points and 1.8 assists. Jay Wright is dishing 3.5 assists and Johnathan Stove is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are shooting 27.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. Louisiana Lafayette is allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns have lost 12 of their last 19 road games.
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The Georgia State Panthers hope to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The Georgia State Panthers are averaging 66.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 59.9 points on 39 percent shooting. Jeremy Hollowell is averaging 15.8 points and 4.5 rebounds while Kevin Ware is averaging 13.6 points and 3.2 assists. Isaiah Williams is dishing 2.9 assists and Markus Crider is grabbing five rebounds. The Georgia State Panthers are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. Georgia State is allowing 28.2 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game. The Georgia State Panthers have won 15 straight home games.
The Ragin' Cajuns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Panthers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The Ragin' Cajuns are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Georgia State is starting to find its footing, which is scary given the talent and experience on this Panthers roster. The struggling Ragin' Cajuns are in over their head here. Georgia State wins by double digits.