Georgia State Panthers (9-10) vs. Georgia Southern Eagles (11-9)
January 21, 2023 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Georgia Southern Eagles -4.5 / Georgia State Panthers +4.5; Over/Under: +129.5
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The Georgia State Panthers and Georgia Southern Eagles meet Saturday in college basketball action at the W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Georgia State Panthers Preview
The Georgia State Panthers are averaging 67.6 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Dwon Odom is averaging 14.6 points and 3.6 assists, while Brenden Tucker is averaging 12.8 points and 3.5 rebounds. Ja’Heim Hudson is the third double-digit scorer and Jamaine Mann is dishing 1.3 assists. The Georgia State Panthers are shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia State Panthers are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game.
The Georgia Southern Eagles Preview
The Georgia Southern Eagles are averaging 68.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 65.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Andrei Savrasov is averaging 12.9 points and 6.8 rebounds, while Jalen Finch is averaging 10.4 points and 3.6 rebounds. Kaden Archie is dishing 1 assist and Tai Strickland is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Georgia Southern Eagles are shooting 28.8 percent from beyond the arc and 65.9 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Southern Eagles are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game.
The Panthers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Eagles are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. The under is 5-2 in Panthers last 7 overall. The over is 5-1 in Eagles last 6 overall. The road team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
I’d assume Georgia Southern can get its act together at home, where it wins by an average of 8.7 points and holds teams under 41 percent shooting. Georgia State is just a poor team that doesn’t get better in spots like this and loses on the road by an average of 11.2 points. Give me Georgia Southern and the reasonable number.