South Alabama Jaguars (6-3) at Georgia Southern Eagles (6-3)
College Basketball: Friday, January 1, 2021 at 6:00 pm (W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse)
The Line: Georgia Southern Eagles -2.5 -- Over/Under: 146 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The South Alabama Jaguars and Georgia Southern Eagles meet Friday in college basketball action at the W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse.
The South Alabama Jaguars look for a win to build on their 6-3 record. The South Alabama Jaguars are averaging 83.6 points on 49.9 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Michael Flowers is averaging 20.8 points and 4.1 rebounds while Tyreke Locure is averaging 14.3 points and 3.2 assists. David Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Kayo Goncalves is grabbing six rebounds. The South Alabama Jaguars are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The South Alabama Jaguars are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game.
The Georgia Southern Eagles look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Georgia Southern Eagles are averaging 83.8 points on 50.4 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Zack Bryant is averaging 16.2 points and 2.5 rebounds while Kaden Archie is averaging 13.3 points and four rebounds. Eric Boone is the third double-digit scorer and Elijah McCadden is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Georgia Southern Eagles are shooting 28.2 percent from beyond the arc and 64.5 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Southern Eagles are allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game.
The Jaguars are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Eagles are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. The over is 4-0 in Jaguars last 4 overall. The under is 7-3 in Eagles last 10 Friday games. The underdog is 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings. The home team is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
This should be a fun contest between two of the better offensive teams in the country, as both South Alabama and Georgia Southern are top-40 in points per game and field goal percentage. This should be a high scoring contest and there's a handful of players who can takeover for long stretches. Instead of trying to decide who wins this contest, I'm going to side with the over in what should be a back and forth contest.