The Georgia Southern Eagles and the Texas State Bobcats meet Thursday in college basketball action from Strahan Coliseum. Georgia Southern is 12-9 on the year so far. The Eagles beat Georgia State on Saturday in their last appearance. As for Texas State, they’re currently 10-11 after a loss to Louisiana in their Saturday matchup. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Georgia Southern Eagles
Georgia Southern started out on a 10-6 run, losing to San Jose State, Santa Clara, Rice, FGCU, Morehead State and Ball State. The Eagles are 2-3 since then with losses to Old Dominion, James Madison and LA-Monroe.
In the Georgia State game on Saturday, the Eagles posted a nice 34-16 advantage by the break. Georgia Southern was outscored 36-24 in the second half but hung on for the 58-52 win. Jalen Finch led the team on 15 points.
Texas State Bobcats
Over on the Texas State side, they lost to Washington State, UTSA, Hawaii, Rice, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Sam Houston, LA-Monroe and Troy in their first 16 games. The Bobcats are 2-3 since then with wins over South Alabama and Arkansas State.
Matched up against Louisiana last weekend, Texas State faced a 27-22 deficit going into the second half. The Bobcats were outscored 33-29 from there in a 60-51 loss. Jordan Mason was the top scorer on the team with 19 points and seven boards.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’ll probably stick with Georgia Southern in this one. The Eagles have been a mixed bag lately (and all season), however they’re doing fairly well over the last eight with a 5-3 record in that time. Georgia Southern has scored a combined 117 points over their last two outings however, so they’ll need a stronger offensive effort here. As for Texas State, they’ve been at 64 points or fewer in seven of their last eight games so they haven’t exactly been offensive dynamos themselves. This is looking like more of a defensive battle with a lower total. Should be interesting.