Georgia Southern Eagles (8-6) vs. South Alabama Jaguars (11-5)
January 15, 2022 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: South Alabama Jaguars -7.5 / Georgia Southern Eagles +7.5 ; Over/Under: 140.5
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The Georgia Southern Eagles will travel to the Mitchell Center to take on the South Alabama Jaguars this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The Georgia Southern Eagles snapped a 2-game losing streak and improved to 8-6 on the season after defeating the UT Arlington Mavericks, 74-73 (OT), this past Saturday. Georgia Southern allowed UT Arlington to fight back from a 54-40 deficit to force OT, however, the Eagles were able to secure the victory after Tre Cobbs made a game-winning layup with just :10 seconds left in regulation. Georgia Southern shot 47.5% from the field & 30.4% from beyond the arc while allowing UT Arlington to shoot 38.2% from the field & 40.0% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Eagles was Andrei Savrasov who had 13 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, & 2 steals.
On the season, Georgia Southern is averaging 70.6 ppg on 49.1% shooting from the field. The Eagles are averaging 5.6 three-pointers per game on 32.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Georgia Southern has been led by Elijah McCadden (11.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.3 spg), Andrei Savrasov (11.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.1 apg), Kamari Brown (10.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.7 apg), & Cam Bryant (7.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.8 apg).
Defensively, Georgia Southern is holding their opponents to an average of 62.9 ppg on 39.8% shooting from the field. The Eagles have a rebound margin of 3.4 and a turnover margin of 0.7.
The South Alabama Jaguars snapped their 2-game losing streak and improved to 11-5 on the season after defeating the Georgia State Panthers, 74-65, this past Thursday. South Alabama trailed by a 34-29 margin at halftime, however, the Jaguars were outstanding offensively in the 2nd half and was able to pull away for the victory after taking a 64-56 lead with 4:50 left in regulation. South Alabama shot 48.1% from the field & 36.4% from beyond the arc while holding Georgia State to shoot 38.3% from the field & 31.6% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Jaguars was Charles Manning Jr. who had 20 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 block, & 1 steal.
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On the season, South Alabama is averaging 75.0 ppg on 46.2% shooting from the field. The Jaguars are averaging 6.6 three-pointers per game on 31.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, South Alabama has been led by Charles Manning Jr. (17.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.4 spg, 1.1 bpg), Jay Jay Chandler (15.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.4 spg), Javon Franklin (11.3 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1.1 spg, 1.1 bpg), & Alex Anderson (8.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.3 apg).
Defensively, South Alabama is holding their opponents to an average of 63.7 ppg on 41.7% shooting from the field. The Jaguars have a rebound margin of 3.3 and a turnover margin of 3.2.
The Eagles are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. South Alabama. The Jaguars 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games & 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games.
Georgia Southern ahs been led by their defense which ranks 48th in scoring defense & 51st in defensive FG%, however, despite shooting the ball well from the field (16th in FG%), the Eagles have struggled putting up points and come into this game ranked just t-211th in scoring offense. South Alabama has been solid on both ends of the court this season and currently rank 112th in scoring offense, 83rd in FG%, & 62nd in scoring defense.
Georgia State has been solid defensively this season, however this is a team that is just 2-6 on the road this season and has struggled ATS on the road at South Alabama. South Alabama is 8-1 at home this season and this team has been solid on both ends of the court this season, I think the Jaguars win this one by around 10 points and cover this spread. Good Luck!