Arkansas State Red Wolves vs. Georgia State Panthers - 1/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia State Panthers (12-5) at Arkansas State Red Wolves (9-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 8:35 pm (Convocation Center)
The Line: Arkansas State Red Wolves -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Georgia State Panthers will travel to play the Arkansas State Red Wolves in a Sun Belt game on Thursday.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are 9-10 (5-3) and are coming off of a loss to Texas State by a score of 78-68. Arkansas State has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently tied for 3rd in the Sun Belt standings. Arkansas State is averaging 75.7 points per game while giving up 75.3 points per game. Arkansas State is also averaging 40.9 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game. Devin Carter is averaging 17.3 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game for Arkansas State. Anthony Livingston is averaging 14.8 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game for the Red Wolves. Arkansas State is shooting 72.4% on free throws, 31.8% on three-pointers, and 42.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Georgia State Panthers are 12-5 (5-3) and are coming off of a loss to Appalachian State by a score of 76-67. Georgia State has won 5 of their last 7 games and is currently tied for 3rd in the Sun Belt standings. Georgia State has conference losses to Texas-Arlington, Louisiana Lafayette, and Appalachian State. Georgia State is averaging 66.2 points per game while giving up 62.8 points per game. Georgia State is also averaging 30.5 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game. Jeremy Hollowell is averaging 14.8 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game for Georgia State. Kevin Ware is averaging 13.1 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Panthers. Georgia State is shooting 69% on free throws, 34.1% on three-pointers, and 45.2% on all field goal attempts.
Georgia State is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 conference games. Georgia State is 18-8 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games. The under is 5-2 in Georgia State’s last 7 road games. Arkansas State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. Arkansas State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The over is 4-1 in Arkansas State’s last 5 games following a loss. Georgia State is 4-0 in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Georgia State played very poorly in their last game, while Arkansas State is also struggling of late. Georgia State plays very solid defense, while Arkansas State gives up over 75 points per game. I look for Georgia State to get back on the right track in this game and for their defense to be the difference here.