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Georgia Southern vs. Arkansas-Little Rock - 2/28/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arkansas-Little Rock at Georgia Southern
Date & Time Thursday February 28, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse
Statesboro, Georgia
The Line
The Line: Georgia Southern -10 -- Over/Under: 155
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Little Rock Trojans and Georgia Southern Eagles meet Thursday in college basketball action at the W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse.

The Little Rock Trojans could use a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Little Rock Trojans are averaging 74.5 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Rayjon Tucker is averaging 20.3 points and 6.9 rebounds while Markquis Nowell is averaging 12 points and 4.3 assists. Nikola Maric is the third double-digit scorer and Deondre Burns is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Little Rock Trojans are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66 percent from the free throw line. The Little Rock Trojans are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game. The Little Rock Trojans have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.

The Georgia Southern Eagles look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Georgia Southern Eagles are averaging 80.8 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 77.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Tookie Brown is averaging 17.8 points and five assists while Quan Jackson is averaging 15.4 points and 4.7 rebounds. Ike Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Crawley is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Georgia Southern Eagles are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Southern Eagles are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Georgia Southern Eagles have won six of their last eight home games.

The Trojans are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Sun Belt, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Eagles are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 Thursday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Sun Belt and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The road team is 5-0-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Eagles last 4 overall. The under is 4-0 in Trojans last 4 overall.

The Little Rock Trojans have better numbers than you'd think from a team that has lost eight of their last 10 games. The problem is there's no progress on the road, as Little Rock allows almost 82 points per game and loses by an average of 7.3 points. You can't trade points with Georgia Southern and expect this game to even be close. The Georgia Southern Eagles are finishing the season on a strong note, as they've won four straight and have won their last five games by an average of 10.8 points while holding teams under 40 percent shooting. If Georgia Southern can continue to play at this level, this game will certainly get ugly for the visitors. 

Pick:
Georgia Southern -10

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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