Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Georgia State - 2/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Georgia State Panthers (15-8) at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (9-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Cajun Dome)
The Line: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns +4.5 -- Over/Under: 149 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Georgia State Panthers and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns meet in Sun Belt conference college basketball action from the Cajundome on Thursday night.
The Georgia State Panthers will look to bounce back after an 84-78 loss to Troy last time out. Corey Allen led the Panthers with 25 points on 9 of 22 shooting with 5 threes and 7 rebounds while Justin Roberts added 14 points with 3 treys and Kane Williams had 13 points with a team-high 9 rebounds. Josh Linder chipped in 12 points with 8 rebounds and 4 blocks to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Georgia State in the losing effort. Allen leads Georgia State in scoring with an average of 15.3 points per game while Williams leads the Panthers in assists with 4.4 assists per game and Damon Wilson leads Georgia State on the glass with 5.1 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Georgia State is averaging 79 points per game on 44.2% shooting from the field, 37.5% from behind the arc and 71.9% from the foul line this season.
The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns will look to rebound after a 71-66 loss to Texas State last time out. P.J. Hardy led the Cajuns with 16 points on 6 of 11 shooting with 4 threes while Mylik Wilson added 15 points with 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Jalen Johnson added 12 points with 6 rebounds to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Louisiana in the loss. Tirus Smith added 8 points with a team-high 9 rebounds while Cedric Russell added 7 points with 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Johnson leads the Cajuns in scoring and rebounding with an average of 15.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game while Wesley leads Louisiana in assists with 3.8 assists per game this season. As a team, Louisiana is averaging 70.3 points per game on 40.7% shooting from the field, 32.1% from behind the arc and 72.5% from the foul line this season.
Georgia State is 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 road games and 18-8-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss. Louisiana is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games as a home underdog and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 8-2 in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record. The home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
A home dog is usually tempting, and with the recent inconsistencies for Georgia State, the points could hold some value. However, the Panthers are simply the better team here and have been a covering machine on the road all year long. Georgia State is also averaging almost 80 points per game and the Cajuns have been known to allow points in bunches and I’m just not sure Louisiana has what it takes to keep pace here. I’ll lay the points with Georgia State here.