Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (21-9) at Georgia State Panthers (18-12)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (GSU Sports Arena)
The Line: Georgia State Panthers -3 -- Over/Under: 154 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Little Rock Trojans and the Georgia State Panthers meet in Sun Belt conference college basketball action from the GSU Sports Arena on Tuesday night.
The Little Rock Trojans will try to finish the season on a high note after clinching the regular season crown in the Sun Belt, sitting at 15-4 in conference play after a 91-69 win over Louisiana-Lafayette last time out. Markquis Nowell leads Little Rock in scoring with 17.4 PPG while Ruot Monyyong has 12 PPG and 10 RPG this season. Ben Coupet Jr. has 11.3 PPG and 4.6 RPG and Kamani Johnson has 10.5 PPG and 6.6 RPG this season. As a team, Little Rock is averaging 73.3 points on 47.2% shooting from the field, 34.7% from behind the arc and 71.6% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 68.8 points on 42.1% shooting from the field and 34.2% from 3-point range this season. Little Rock is 8-7 straight up and 9-6 against the spread on the road this season.
The Georgia State Panthers could climb as high as 3rd in the Sun Belt, sitting at 11-8 in conference play after a 3rd straight loss in the form of a 79-70 loss to Georgia Southern last time out. Kane Williams leads Georgia State in scoring and assists with 14.4 PPG and 4.3 APG while Corey Allen has 13.9 PPG and Justin Roberts has 13.6 PPG this season. Damon Wilson has 10.9 PPG and a team-high 4.5 RPG this season. As a team, Georgia State is averaging 78.3 points on 43.8% shooting from the field, 36.7% from 3-point range and 73.7% from the foul line while allowing 72 points on 40.1% shooting from the field and 28.5% from 3-point range this season. Georgia State is 11-2 straight up and 5-7 against the spread at home this season.
Head-to-head, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
Getting a free bucket with Little Rock is tempting, but the Trojans have already clinched top spot in the conference tournament and the regular season title, so the Trojans only have momentum to play for at this point. Georgia State is still fighting for tournament positioning and could jump as high as 3rd with some help in the standings with a win. A bucket is coverable for the Panthers here, especially on senior night at home, so I’ll lay the bucket with Georgia State here.