Georgia State vs. Arkansas-Little Rock - 1/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (4-11) at Georgia State Panthers (9-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 7:15 pm (GSU Sports Arena)
The Line: Georgia State Panthers -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Little Rock Trojans and Georgia State Panthers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the GSU Sports Arena.
The Little Rock Trojans could use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Little Rock Trojans are averaging 59.5 points on 40 percent shooting and allowing 69.2 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Ryan Pippins is averaging 11.3 points and 1.8 rebounds while Andre Jones is averaging 11.1 points and 2.1 assists. Anthony Black is dishing 1.8 assists and Ben Marcus is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Little Rock Trojans are shooting 26.9 percent from beyond the arc and 63.3 percent from the free throw line. The Little Rock Trojans are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game. The Little Rock Trojans have lost eight straight road games.
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The Georgia State Panthers could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Georgia State Panthers are averaging 69.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.3 points on 39.9 percent shooting. D'Marcus Simonds is averaging 21.3 points and 4.5 assists while Devin Mitchell is averaging 11.6 points and 2.1 rebounds. Malik Benlevi is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Thomas is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Georgia State Panthers are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia State Panthers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 rebounds per game. The Georgia State Panthers have won four of their last five home games.
The Trojans are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following a straight up win, 36-16 ATS in their last 52 Thursday games and 9-19-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Panthers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Sun Belt and 8-19-1 ATS in their last 28 games following a ATS loss. The Trojans are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Little Rock Trojans have scored under 70 points in six of their last eight games and the numbers are even worse when they take to the road. The Georgia State Panthers are top-50 in the country in both points allowed and field goal percentage allowed. This game is likely going to get ugly for the Trojans, something they're used to considering seven of their 11 losses have been decided by double-digits. Give me Georgia State in a blowout victory.