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Louisiana vs. Georgia Southern - 2/6/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Georgia Southern at Louisiana
Date & Time Wednesday February 6, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Cajundome
Lafayette, Louisiana
The Line
The Line: Louisiana -1 -- Over/Under: 168.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | Georgia Southern at Louisiana
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The Georgia Southern Eagles and UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Cajundome.

The Georgia Southern Eagles could use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Georgia Southern Eagles are averaging 79.8 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 79 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Tookie Brown is averaging 16.5 points and 4.8 assists while Quan Jackson is averaging 15.7 points and 4.5 rebounds. Ike Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Crawley is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Georgia Southern Eagles are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Southern Eagles are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The Georgia Southern Eagles have split their last six road games.

The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns also need a win here after splitting their last eight games. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are averaging 80.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 82.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting. JaKeenan Gant is averaging 20.9 points and 8.6 rebounds while Malik Marquetti is averaging 15.1 points and 1.8 assists. Marcus Stroman is the third double-digit scorer and Jerekius Davis is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns have won six of their last eight home games.

The Eagles are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Sun Belt and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Ragin' Cajuns are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Sun Belt and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 16-5 in Ragin' Cajuns last 21 overall. The under is 8-3 in Eagles last 11 vs. Sun Belt.

The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns already beat Georgia Southern on the road this season despite being five-point underdogs, as they shot almost 46 percent from the field and made 13 threes. At home, the Ragin' Cajuns are an even bigger problem to deal with, as they shoot 47 percent from the field and 39.9 percent from three. The Georgia Southern Eagles have the offensive firepower to hang in a game like this, but that defense on the road that's giving up 82.9 points isn't a good look. In a toss-up contest where points will come by the bunches, I give the edge to the UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns at home.

Pick:
Louisiana -1

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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