Georgia Southern vs. South Alabama - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Georgia Southern vs. South Alabama - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

South Alabama Jaguars (12-11) at Georgia Southern Eagles (13-9)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm (W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse)

The Line: Georgia Southern Eagles -4 -- Over/Under: 143 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The South Alabama Jaguars and the Georgia Southern Eagles meet in college basketball action from Hanner Fieldhouse on Saturday. 

South Alabama enters this one at 12-11 overall. The Jaguars have lost their last three straight games, dropping to Arkansas State, Little Rock and Georgia State. 

In the loss to the Panthers, South Alabama’s Andre Fox led the way on 20 points with two rebounds. Josh Ajayi added 15 points and six rebounds there, and Tyreke Locure had 13 points with five rebounds and four assists. 

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Over on the Georgia Southern side, they’re 13-9 this year. After dropping consecutive games versus South Alabama and Georgia State, the Eagles won their Thursday game versus Troy. 

In the win over the Trojans, Georgia Southern’s Quan Jackson put up 21 points with five rebounds and two assists. Isaiah Crawley put up 18 points with 10 rebounds and Calvin Wishart had 13 points there. 

The Eagles are 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine Saturday games and 6-2-3 ATS in their last 11 home games. The under is 5-2 in the Eagles’ last seven home games and the over is 5-0 in their last five after an ATS win. 

Meanwhile, the over is 4-0 in the Jaguars’ last four overall and 5-1 in their last six after a straight-up loss. The under is 5-2 in South Alabama’s last seven road games and the over is 5-1 in their last six after a straight-up loss.
If there’s a bright side to South Alabama’s recent play, it’s that they’re still scoring pretty well, with at least 71 points in each of their last four straight games. The Jaguars have been within four in each of their last three losses also. 

As for Georgia Southern, they usually finish above 70 points themselves this season, and they’ve logged at least 77 in three of their last four. I feel like the Eagles are probably the better cover option here. 

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Andrew’s Pick Georgia Southern Eagles -4

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