Georgia Southern Eagles (5-1) at Arizona Wildcats (4-2)
|Date & Time||Thursday November 29, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -10 -- Over/Under: 151
The Georgia Southern Eagles and the Arizona Wildcats will be meeting up in college basketball activity on Thursday from McKale Center.
Georgia Southern comes into this one at 5-1 on the year. After dispatching Carver, George Mason, Florida Atlantic, Pepperdine and Montana to start the season, the Eagles fell to East Tennessee State in their last appearance.
In the East Tennessee State game, Eagles guard Tookie Brown led the team on 16 points, five assists and four rebounds. Quan Jackson added 13 points and six boards for GA Southern, while Elijah McCadden had 10 points and three rebounds.
Over on the Arizona side, they’re 4-2 this year. The Wildcats kicked off the season with wins over HBU, Cal Poly, UTEP and Iowa State, but fell in their last two to Gonzaga and Auburn.
In the Tigers game, Arizona’s Brandon Randolph led the way with 18 points and five rebounds, while Justin Coleman added 16 points and five assists. The only other Wildcat in double-figures was Chase Jeter with 14 points and five rebounds.
Georgia Southern is 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last five overall. The Eagles are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five Thursday games and the under is 13-6 in their last 19 road games.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats are 1-4 ATS in their last five following a straight-up loss and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 following a double-digit loss at home. The under is 7-1-1 in Arizona’s last nine non-conference games and 13-3-1 in their last 17 overall.
Georgia Southern rolled into the year looking pretty solid, but started showing a few cracks in the Montana game, where they allowed the Grizzlies to chip away a 20-point halftime lead. That said, both Montana and ETSU are good teams so it’s not a complete letdown.
Arizona has faced some stiffer competition, including ranked teams in their last pair. The Wildcats probably have the advantage here on the cover, so I’m going that route.