FIU vs Georgia Southern College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/19/20

FIU vs Georgia Southern College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/19/20 Photo by Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Southern Eagles (4-2) at FIU Panthers (5-0)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Ocean Bank Convocation Center)

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The Georgia Southern Eagles and the FIU Panthers meet in college basketball action from the Ocean Bank Convocation Center on Saturday night.

The Georgia Southern Eagles will look to add onto their 4-2 start to the year after a 92-27 rout of subdivision Carver College last time out. David Viti led the Eagles with 12 points on 4 of 8 shooting with 3 threes and 6 rebounds while Elijah McCadden had 11 points and Kamari Brown added 10 points with a pair of steals to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Georgia Southern in the win. Eric Boone added 9 points with a team-high 5 assists while Fred Odhiambo added a team-high 7 rebounds. Prince Toyambi and Ralueke Orizu each had 6 rebounds as well for the Eagles in the win. Zack Bryant leads Georgia Southern in scoring with an average of 16.3 points per game while Toyambi leads the Eagles on the glass with 6.5 rebounds per game and Boone leads Georgia Southern in assists with 3.8 helpers per game this season. As a team, Georgia Southern is averaging 78.7 points on 50.1% shooting from the field, 26.5% from 3-point range and 59% from the foul line while allowing 65.7 points on 42% shooting from the field and 38.4% from 3-point range on the year.

The FIU Panthers will look to build on an 85-69 win over Florida Gulf Coast to improve to 5-1 on the year. Antonio Daye Jr. led the Panthers with 23 points on 8 of 10 shooting with a pair of threes and a team-high 6 assists while Radshad Davis added 16 points on 6 of 10 shooting with a team-high 8 rebounds and Eric Lovett had 14 points with 4 threes and 3 steals to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for FIU in the winning effort. Dimon Carrigan also chipped in 6 points with 8 rebounds, a pair of steals and 4 blocks as well for FIU in the victory. Daye Jr. leads FIU in scoring and assists with an average of 19.8 points and 6.2 assists per game while Carrigan leads the Panthers in rebounding with 8 rebounds per game this season. As a team, FIU is averaging 83.2 points on 43.5% shooting from the field, 34.3% from 3-point range and 68.5% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 75.2 points on 45.3% shooting from the field and 36.3% from 3-point range this season.

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Georgia Southern is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their lat 5 games as an underdog while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 road games. FIU is 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games following a win.

This feels like somewhat of a high number, but personally I think it could be higher. Georgia Southern’s good to score in the 70s when they’re playing real competition and 90s in their unlined games while FIU’s put up at least 80 points in most of their games this season. If that kind of form continues, I love the over in this spot.

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Chris’s Pick Over 150

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