Georgia State vs. Georgia Southern - 2/28/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Georgia Southern (17-12) at Georgia State (18-11)
College Basketball: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm (GSU Sports Arena)
The Line: Georgia State -5 -- Over/Under: 152.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Georgia Southern Eagles (17-12, CONF 11-7) and Georgia State Panthers (18-11, CONF 11-7) face off in a Sun Belt showdown at the GSU Sports Arena. Georgia State knocked off Georgia Southern by five points earlier this season.
Georgia Southern is a pretty normal middle of the road squad and over the last ten games they have won five games.
Away from home this season Georgia Southern has a 6-8 record and at times that defense has let them down. Away from home the Eagles are giving up 72.1 points per game and when this team has success, the defense is strong.
On offense, Georgia Southern is led by Ike Smith who is averaging 14.1 points while shooting 42.6 percent from the field. In the last three games, Smith has failed to reach more than 12 points, and they need more production out of him in this game.
Georgia State has lost two straight games but both of those games were on the road, and they hope returning to their home court will be the difference.
At home this season Georgia State has an 11-1 record and the offense is the difference, averaging 82.4 points per game.
In the Panthers last game at home, they dropped 92 points against Coastal Carolina. Georgia State is led by Kane Williams, Corey Allen, and Justin Roberts who are all averaging at least 13.3 goals per game.
Georgia State was able to push the pace the first game against Georgia Southern, and they will look to run in this game.
The over is 10-2 in Georgia State’s last 12 home games. The over is 7-2 in Georgia State’s last nine games overall. The under is 7-2 in the last nine meetings in Georgia State between the Panthers and Eagles.
Georgia State is the better team and the way they push the pace, the Georgia Southern is going to have a lot of issues keeping up. Look for Georgia State to put up 85 points in this game, and that will be enough to win this game by at least 10 points. Back Georgia State to cover the spread.