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

Arkansas State at Georgia State
Date & Time Thursday February 28, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
GSU Sports Arena
Atlanta, GA
The Line
Georgia Southern Eagles -10.5 -- O/U: 154
TV Channel
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves and the Georgia State Panthers meet in Sun Belt college basketball action from the GSU Sports Arena on Thursday night.

The Arkansas State Red Wolves will look to build on a 72-65 win over Little Rock in their last outing. Ty Cockfield led the Red Wolves with 25 points along with a 12 of 12 mark from the foul line and a team-high 5 assists while Grantham Gillard added 18 points on 6 of 9 shooting with 3 threes and a team-high 12 rebounds. Tristin Walley chipped in 13 points with 10 rebounds to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Arkansas State in the winning effort. Cockfield leads Arkansas State with an average of 22.1 points and 3.3 assists per game while Gillard leads the Red Wolves in rebounding with 5.6 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Arkansas State is averaging 74.1 points per game on 42% shooting from the field, 34.5% from behind the 3-point line and 72% from the foul line this season.

The Georgia State Panthers will look to rebound from a 95-82 loss to Coastal Carolina in their last outing. D’Marcus Simonds led the Panthers with 31 points on 10 of 21 shooting with 3 threes and an 8 of 11 mark from the foul line with 3 assists and 3 steals while Damon Wilson added 18 points on 7 of 9 shooting with 4 threes and a team-high 6 rebounds. Kane Williams added 12 points with a team-high 5 assists and 4 steals while Nelson Phillips added 10 points to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Georgia State in the loss. Simonds leads Georgia State with an average of 19.4 points and 3.7 assists per game while Benlevi leads the Panthers in rebounding with 5.6 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Georgia State is averaging 77.2 points per game on 46.9% shooting from the field, 39% from behind the 3-point line and 65.4% from the foul line this season.

Arkansas State is 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games while the over is 18-7 in their last 25 conference games. Georgia State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall while the under is 7-3 in their last 10 home games against a team with a losing road record. Arkansas State is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

Arkansas State has had a lot of recent success against the Panthers, but the fact is that the Red Wolves haven’t been that good otherwise, going just 2-10 SU on the road and 3-9 ATS away from home this season. Georgia State hasn’t been much more reliable ATS, but the Panthers are 11-1 SU at home on the year and are due for a bounce back performance after how they looked against Coastal, so I’ll lay the points with Georgia State here.

Georgia Southern -10.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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