South Alabama Jaguars (6-6) vs. Georgia Southern Eagles (7-6)
December 29, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Georgia Southern Eagles +3 / South Alabama Jaguars -3; Over/Under: +132
(Get latest betting odds)
The South Alabama Jaguars and Georgia Southern Eagles meet Thursday in college basketball action at the W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse. The South Alabama Jaguars look to get above a .500 record. The Georgia Southern Eagles look for their eighth win.
The South Alabama Jaguars are averaging 72.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Isaiah Moore is averaging 18.1 points and 3 rebounds, while Kevin Samuel is averaging 11.8 points and 0.6 assists. Greg Parham II is the third double-digit scorer and Tyrell Jones is grabbing 3 rebounds. The South Alabama Jaguars are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 66.9 percent from the free throw line. The South Alabama Jaguars are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game.
The Georgia Southern Eagles are averaging 68 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Andrei Savrasov is averaging 12.8 points and 6.7 rebounds, while Jalen Finch is averaging 9.8 points and 3.4 rebounds. Kaden Archie is dishing 1.2 assists and Tai Strickland is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Georgia Southern Eagles are shooting 27.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Southern Eagles are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game.
The Jaguars are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Eagles are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games. The over is 4-1 in Jaguars last 5 overall. The under is 61-27 in Eagles last 88 Thursday games. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Both of these teams have been hit or miss this year, but it’s actually the Georgia Southern Eagles who have been playing the better ball as of late. The South Alabama Jaguars have issues getting stops at times, and they do lose by an average of 7.2 points on the road. The Georgia Southern Eagles don’t play pretty, but their defense will keep them in this. Give me the free bucket.