Georgia State Panthers vs. Texas State Bobcats - 3/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas State Bobcats (14-15) at Georgia State Panthers (16-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Lakefront Arena)
The Line: Georgia State Panthers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgia State Panthers will play the Texas State Bobcats in the second round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
The Texas State Bobcats are 14-15 (8-12) and are the #7 seed in the Sun Belt tournament. Texas State finished the regular season by winning their last 2 games and is coming off of a win against South Alabama by a score of 68-57. Texas State is averaging 66.2 points per game while giving up 64.1 points per game. Texas State is also averaging 34.6 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game. Emani Gant is averaging 13.8 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game for Texas State. Kavin Gilder-Tilbury is averaging 12.1 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Bobcats. Texas State is shooting 67.2% on free throws, 32.8% on three-pointers, and 42.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Georgia State Panthers are 16-13 (9-11) and are the #6 seed in the Sun Belt tournament. Georgia State finished the regular season by winning 2 of their last 3 games and is coming off of a loss to Louisiana-Monroe by a score of 91-78. Georgia State swept the season series with Texas State by scores of 59-56 and 58-46. Georgia State is averaging 65.9 points per game while giving up 65.1 points per game. Georgia State is also averaging 31.1 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game. Jeremy Hollowell is averaging 14.7 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for Georgia State. Kevin Ware is averaging 12 points per game and 3.1 assists per game for the Panthers. Georgia State is shooting 68.9% on free throws, 33.7% on three-pointers, and 44.1% on all field goal attempts.
Texas State is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games. Texas State is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games. The over is 7-3-1 in Texas State’s last 11 Thursday games. Georgia State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. Georgia State is 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss. The under is 5-1 in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Georgia State was able to sweep the season series with Texas State and had the slightly better season than the Bobcats. Both teams are low scoring, but Texas State has the rebounding advantage. This should be a close game, but I am going with Texas State in this one.