Georgia Southern at South Alabama: 10/14/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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South Alabama Jaguars (3-2) vs Georgia Southern Eagles (2-4)
Game Info: Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Hancock Whitney Stadium)
Betting Odds: South Alabama Jaguars -3 -- Over/Under: 50 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Georgia Southern Eagles and South Alabama Jaguars face off on Thursday in a Sun Belt conference college football showdown at Hancock Whitney Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2020, Georgia Southern came away with the 24-17 victory.
Georgia Southern has had issues this season sitting with a 2-4 record, but they are being more competitive as of late. Two games ago, they beat Arkansas State 59-33 and in the last game against Troy they lost 27-24. The Eagles made a big comeback in the second half, outscoring Troy 21-10, but it wasn’t enough as they lost by ten points. Georgia Southern is currently averaging 24.8 points while the defense is giving up 32.6 points. Under center is Justin Tomlin and he has rushed for 458 yards, zero touchdowns, and four interceptions. This is a run-first team and three different players have rushed for at least 210 yards. The top rusher has been Logan Wright and he has rushed for 475 yards and five touchdowns.
On the other side of this matchup is the South Alabama Jaguars who currently sit with a 3-2 record but they have lost two games in a row. In the last game they went to overtime against Texas State, but they still lost by two points. They are currently averaging 26 points while the defense is giving up 20 points. Jake Bentley is the starting quarterback by South Alabama and he has thrown for 927 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Kareem Walker has been the top running back putting up 208 yards and four touchdowns.
Georgia Southern is 4-0 against the spread in their last four conference games. South Alabama is 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 home games.The home team is 4-0 against the spread in the last four meetings. The favorite is 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings.
South Alabama has the better quarterback, and they are at home, a place the favorite has dominated in this series. I really don’t trust the offense of Georgia Southern, and South Alabama is going to get the job done because of the lack of scoring by the Eagles. Back South Alabama to win and cover the spread .