South Alabama vs Georgia Southern College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/22/21

South Alabama vs Georgia Southern College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/22/21 Photo by John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Southern Eagles (9-6) at South Alabama Jaguars (8-7)

College Basketball: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Mitchell Center)

The Line: South Alabama Jaguars -3.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Georgia Southern Eagles and South Alabama Jaguars meet Friday in college basketball action at the Mitchell Center.

The Georgia Southern Eagles look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Georgia Southern Eagles are averaging 75.9 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Zack Bryant is averaging 15.1 points and 2.3 rebounds while Eric Boone is averaging 12 points and 3.6 rebounds. Elijah McCadden is the third double-digit scorer and Kaden Archie is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Georgia Southern Eagles are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 62.8 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Southern Eagles are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game.

The South Alabama Jaguars need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The South Alabama Jaguars are averaging 78.2 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 73.3 points on 42.6 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 40.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The South Alabama Jaguars are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game.

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The Eagles are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Jaguars are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Eagles last 5 overall. The over is 8-2 in Jaguars last 10 overall. The home team is 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The underdog is 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings.

The South Alabama Jaguars aren't playing good enough basketball right now to deserve being favored, and Georgia Southern looked like the better team in the two previous meetings this season. We're getting free points with the team that's playing the better basketball entering this contest. I'll take my chances with the Georgia Southern Eagles.

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Randy’s Pick Georgia Southern Eagles +3.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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