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Troy vs. Georgia State - 1/19/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Georgia State at Troy
Date & Time Saturday January 19, 2019, 3:00 PM (EST)
Location
Trojan Arena
Troy, Alabama
The Line
The Line: Troy +3 -- Over/Under: 153
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Georgia State Panthers and Troy Trojans meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Trojan Arena.

The Georgia State Panthers look for another win to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Georgia State Panthers are averaging 76.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting. D'Marcus Simonds is averaging 19.3 points and 3.6 assists while Devin Mitchell is averaging 12.8 points and 1.3 rebounds. Malik Benlevi is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Thomas is dishing 1.5 assists. The Georgia State Panthers are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 64.8 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia State Panthers are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The Georgia State Panthers have won five of their last seven road games.

The Troy Trojans look for a victory after splitting their last six games. The Troy Trojans are averaging 77 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 74.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jordon Varnado is averaging 19.1 points and 2.5 assists while Alex Hicks is averaging 12.1 points and 7.9 rebounds. B.J. Miller is the third double-digit scorer and Javan Johnson is dishing 1.5 assists. The Troy Trojans are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Troy Trojans are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Troy Trojans have won six of their last 10 home games.

The Panthers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss. The Trojans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Sun Belt, 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Panthers are 3-10 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the underdog is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Trojans last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Panthers last 7 overall.

The Troy Trojans have won five of the last seven meetings against Georgia State, but this team is highly inconsistent and is just 1-7 ATS at home this season. In fact, Troy has been one of the worst teams in the country the last couple years in terms of covering numbers at home. The Georgia State Panthers have had a lot of success this season on the road both SU and ATS, and they enter this game red hot, winning seven straight and allowing just 38.7 percent shooting in their last five games. I'll lay the bucket with the road team.

Pick:
Georgia State -3

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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