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Louisiana-Monroe vs Georgia State 1/5/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Georgia State Panthers (8-6) vs. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (6-9)
January 5, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +3.5 / Georgia State Panthers -3.5; Over/Under: +131.5
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The Georgia State Panthers and UL Monroe Warhawks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Fant-Ewing Coliseum. The Georgia State Panthers look for their ninth win. The UL Monroe Warhawks look for their seventh win.

The Georgia State Panthers are averaging 67.6 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 63 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Dwon Odom is averaging 15.6 points and 3.4 assists, while Brenden Tucker is averaging 10.5 points and 3.3 rebounds. Evan Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Ja’Heim Hudson is dishing 0.9 assists. The Georgia State Panthers are shooting 27.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia State Panthers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game.

The UL Monroe Warhawks are averaging 71.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 69.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Tyreke Locure is averaging 13.3 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Jamari Blackmon is averaging 10.9 points and 2.6 rebounds. Nika Metskhvarishvili is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and Thomas Howell is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The UL Monroe Warhawks are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The UL Monroe Warhawks are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.

The Panthers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Warhawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The under is 22-9 in Panthers last 31 overall. The over is 58-26-2 in Warhawks last 86 home games. The favorite is 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The UL Monroe Warhawks play their best ball at home, but they don’t look good right now, and their defensive effort comes and goes. UL Monroe also loses in the underdog role by an average of 14.4 points. The Georgia State Panthers will have the best player in this game, and they’re playing their best ball of the season over the last week or so. I’ll lay the chalk.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Georgia State Panthers -3.5

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