Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Georgia Southern - 3/9/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Georgia Southern - 3/9/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (14-18) at Georgia Southern Eagles (18-13)

College Basketball: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm (W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse)

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The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns (14-18, 8-12 CONF) and the Georgia Southern Eagles (18-13, 12-8 CONF) will meet on Monday, March 9th for a Sun Belt Conference Tournament game. The game is scheduled for a 7:00 PM ET start time and the game will be played at W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse Statesboro, GA.

Louisiana defeated Arkansas State in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament on March 7th. It was a 73-66 final score in a game where Louisiana was in control for a large majority of the time. Georgia Southern lost to those some Arkansas State Red Wolves in their last regular season on March 3rd. Georgia Southern is the favorite and host of this game. 

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Louisiana scores 73.0 points per game on 41.6 percent field goal shooting this season. Louisiana’s leading scorer is F Jalen Johnson, who scores 15.3 points per game and earns 6.7 rebounds per game. Louisiana allows 76.0 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -3.0 scoring differential so far this season. Louisiana also earns 35.2 rebounds, 11.5 assists, 3.2 blocks, and 5.9 steals per game as a team. 

Georgia Southern scores 75.2 points per game on 43.8 percent field goal shooting this season. Georgia Southern’s leading scorer Ike Smith, who scores 14.2 points per game. The leading rebounder for Georgia Southern is F Isaiah Crawley, who earns 6.3 rebounds per game. Georgia Southern allows 70.6 points per game to the opposition, thus they have +4.6 scoring differential so far this season. Georgia Southern also earns 35.6 rebounds, 12.4 assists, 3.8 blocks, and 8.0 steals per game as a team.  

Louisiana is 14-16-1 against the spread this season and 6-4 against the spread in their last ten games. Louisiana 6-8 against the spread on the road so far this season. Georgia Southern is 13-14-2 against the spread this season and 5-5 against the spread in their last ten games. Georgia Southern is also 5-5-2 against the spread at home so far this season.

With a game in this tournament already under their belts, I think Louisiana-Lafayette will be ready to play. This will not be an easy game for Georgia Southern, as Louisiana-Lafayette looked really tough against Arkansas State, a team that just beat Georgia Southern. I will take Louisiana-Lafayette and the eight points. 

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