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Georgia State vs. South Alabama - 2/15/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
South Alabama at Georgia State
Date & Time Friday February 15, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
GSU Sports Arena
Atlanta, Georgia
The Line
The Line: Georgia State -9.5 -- Over/Under: 143
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | South Alabama at Georgia State
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The South Alabama Jaguars and Georgia State Panthers meet Friday in college basketball action at the GSU Sports Arena.

The South Alabama Jaguars could use a big road victory to get back to a .500 record. The South Alabama Jaguars are averaging 71.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 73.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Josh Ajayi is averaging 15.9 points and 1.4 assists while Trhae Mitchell is averaging 13.9 points and 7.2 rebounds. Rodrick Sikes is the third double-digit scorer and Kory Holden is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The South Alabama Jaguars are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 65.1 percent from the free throw line. The South Alabama Jaguars are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game. The South Alabama Jaguars have lost eight of their last nine road games.

The Georgia State Panthers could also use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Georgia State Panthers are averaging 74.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting. D'Marcus Simonds is averaging 19.3 points and 3.6 assists while Devin Mitchell is averaging 14 points and 1.9 rebounds. Jeff Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Benlevi is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Georgia State Panthers are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 63.6 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia State Panthers are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game. The Georgia State Panthers have won five of their last six home games.

The Jaguars are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. Sun Belt and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Panthers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Sun Belt and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Georgia St and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 6-1 in Jaguars last 7 games following a ATS loss. The under is 10-4 in Panthers last 14 home games.

Georgia State already beat South Alabama on the road this season and plays very efficient offensively at home where they're winning by an average of six points. The South Alabama Jaguars don't win much on the road, but they are 14-9 ATS this season overall and they've been one of the more profitable Sun Belt teams these past few weeks. South Alabama is also shooting 47.3 percent from the field and 37.8 percent from deep in its last five games, so the Jags have the ability to keep this game close yet again. The Georgia State Panthers are also just 3-6 ATS this season when favored of at least five points. South Alabama and the points is probably the right side.

Pick:
South Alabama +9.5

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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