Georgia State vs. Wright State - 11/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wright State Raiders (6-1) at Georgia State Panthers (3-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm (GSU Sports Arena)
The Line: Georgia State Panthers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Wright State Raiders will travel to GSU Sports Arena to take on the Georgia State Panthers this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The Wright State Raiders won their 4th straight game and improved to 6-1 on the season after defeating the North Florida Ospreys, 75-67, this past Sunday. Wright State used a 13-4 run at the end of the 1st half to take a 40-31 halftime lead and led throughout the 2nd half in the victory. Wright State was outstanding offensively in the victory as the Raiders shot 50.0% from the field and 50.0% (11-22) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Raiders was Grant Benzinger who had 21 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. On the season, Wright State is averaging 83.9 ppg on 46.6% shooting from the field. The Raiders are averaging 9.4 three-pointers per game on 42.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Wright State has been led by Mark Alstork (22.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 4.3 apg), Steven Davis (16.0 ppg, 4.1 rpg), Grant Benzinger (12.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.6 apg), and Justin Mitchell (11.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.4 apg). Defensively, Wright State is allowing their opponents to average 73.4 ppg on 45.0% shooting from the field.
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The Georgia State Panthers won their 2nd straight game and improved to 3-2 on the season after defeating the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, 82-65, this past Wednesday. Georgia State went into halftime with a 41-33 halftime lead and led by double-digits for the majority of the 2nd half in the victory. Georgia State was great defensively as they held the Colonels to just 33.3% shooting from the field and 19.4% (6-31) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for Georgia State was Justin Seymour who had 15 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists. On the season, Georgia State is averaging 77.6 ppg on 47.8% shooting from the field The Panthers are averaging 6.0 three-pointers per game on 34.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Georgia State has been led by Jeremy Hollowell (14.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.4 spg), D’Marcus Simonds (11.6 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.8 spg), Justin Seymour (10.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.4 apg), and Willie Clayton (7.6 ppg, 9.6 rpg). Defensively, Georgia State is allowing their opponents to average 66.8 ppg on 36.4% shooting from the field. Georgia State has done a great job forcing turnovers as the Panthers are averaging 10.6 spg.
The Raiders are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Panthers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games however just 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.
Georgia State is an athletic team that is very tough on the defensive end however, I really like how Wright State’s head coach Scott Nagy has the Raiders playing early in the season. Wright State has an outstanding guard in Mark Alstork that can generate offensive and as I think the Raiders will be able to do some damage from beyond the arc, I think Wright State and the points are the play here. Take Wright State and the points.