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Georgia Southern vs. Louisiana - 1/12/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Louisiana at Georgia Southern
Date & Time Saturday January 12, 2019, 5:00 PM (EST)
Location
W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse
Statesboro, Georgia
The Line
The Line: Georgia Southern -7 -- Over/Under: 165
TV Channel
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NCAA BB | Louisiana at Georgia Southern
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The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns and Georgia Southern Eagles meet Saturday in college basketball action at the W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse.

The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns look for a victory after splitting their last six games. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are averaging 82.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 78.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting. JaKeenan Gant is averaging 19.7 points and 7.9 rebounds while Malik Marquetti is averaging 15.1 points and 1.8 assists. Marcus Stroman is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Miller is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns have split their last six road games.

The Georgia Southern Eagles also look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Georgia Southern Eagles are averaging 85 points on 50.2 percent shooting and allowing 76.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Tookie Brown is averaging 16.2 points and 5.1 assists while Quan Jackson is averaging 16 points and 4.3 rebounds. Ike Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Crawley is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Georgia Southern Eagles are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Southern Eagles are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Georgia Southern Eagles have won five of their last six home games.

The Ragin' Cajuns are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Sun Belt and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-1-1 in Eagles last 6 overall. The over is 10-2 in Ragin' Cajuns last 12 road games.

Both UL Lafayette and Georgia Southern play its great pace, get a lot of shots up and score in the high 70s, low 80s most of the time. That forces me to play a rare college basketball total and side with the over in this contest. The last time the UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns and Georgia Southern Eagles played, they combined for 193 points, topping the over by 43 points. The over is an extremely popular trend when the Ragin' Cajuns play on the road. I'm expecting a great deal of points yet again with these two offensive led squads.

Pick:
Over 165

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