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Georgia Southern vs. Arkansas State - 1/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arkansas State Red Wolves (6-9) at Georgia Southern Eagles (10-5)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Hanner Fieldhouse)

The Line: Georgia Southern Eagles -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: http://gseagles.com/watch/

The Arkansas State Red Wolves and Georgia Southern Eagles meet Thursday in college basketball action at the W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse.

The Arkansas State Red Wolves look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Arkansas State Red Wolves are averaging 73 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 77.5 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Deven Simms is averaging 16.5 points and 5.9 rebounds while Ty Cockfield is averaging 14.5 points and 2.3 assists. Tamas Bruce is the third double-digit scorer and Grantham Gillard is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Arkansas State Red Wolves are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas State Red Wolves are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game. The Arkansas State Red Wolves have lost seven of their last eight road games.

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Georgia Southern vs. Arkansas State - 1/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Georgia Southern Eagles also need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Georgia Southern Eagles are averaging 73.6 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 42 percent shooting. Tookie Brown is averaging 18.3 points and 4.5 assists while Ike Smith is averaging 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Mike Hughes is the third double-digit scorer and Jake Allsmiller is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Georgia Southern Eagles are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 65.3 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Southern Eagles are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game. The Georgia Southern Eagles have won four straight home games.

The Red Wolves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Sun Belt, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Eagles are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games, 16-5 ATS in their last 21 Thursday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Red Wolves are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings, the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the underdog is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

Arkansas State has hung around with some decent teams this season, so just throwing double-digit chalk out there is a bit risky. However, the Georgia Southern Eagles have beaten teams like a drum when playing at home and are ranked 65th in the country in field goal percentage allowed this season. GSU is a decent basketball team that can blow teams out of the water at any moment. I'll side with the Eagles here by double digits.

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