Georgia Southern vs. Louisiana-Monroe - 2/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (9-12) at Georgia Southern Eagles (16-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Hanner Fieldhouse)
The Line: Georgia Southern Eagles -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and Georgia Southern Eagles meet Thursday in college basketball action at the W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse.
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks need a win here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are averaging 69.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Sam McDaniel is averaging 15.1 points and 2.6 assists while Travis Munnings is averaging 15 points and 6.5 rebounds. Marvin Jean-Pierre is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Ertel is grabbing three rebounds. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks haven’t won a road game since February 25 of last year.
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The Georgia Southern Eagles look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Georgia Southern Eagles are averaging 75.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.6 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Tookie Brown is averaging 19 points and 4.1 assists while Mike Hughes is averaging 11.3 points and 4.9 rebounds. Ike Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Montae Glenn is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Georgia Southern Eagles are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Southern Eagles are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.2 rebounds per game. The Georgia Southern Eagles have won five of their last six home games.
The Warhawks are 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 Thursday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Eagles are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are in terrible form right now, as the losses are not only piling up, but they're shooting under 40 percent in their last five games and are being outscored by nearly 14 points on the road this season. The Georgia Southern Eagles have shown to be one of the better defensive teams in the country and are outscoring teams by nearly 14 points at home. I have to side with the Georgia Southern Eagles in a blowout.