Troy at Georgia Southern: 1/15/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Georgia Southern Eagles (7-6) vs Troy Trojans (6-5)
Game Info: Friday, January 15, 2021 at 6:00 pm (W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse)
Betting Odds: Georgia Southern Eagles -5.5 -- Over/Under: 131.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Troy Trojans and Georgia Southern Eagles face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at Hanner Fieldhouse.
The Troy Trojans come into this game with a 6-5 record overall but they are coming off a loss in their last game against Appalachian State. In the last game the offense only managed 59 points while their defense gave up 90 points and that led to the loss.On the season Troy is averaging 58.6 points per game while their defense is giving up 71.7 points per game. Troy is shooting 36.3 percent from the field and 25.3 percent from behind the three point line. Forward Zay Williams has been the best player this season for Troy averaging 11 points while shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Georgia Southern Eagles who come into this game with a 7-6 record overall but they have lost two games in a row. In each of the last two games, Georgia Southern has lost to App State, and they have also failed to cover the spread. In the last game Georgia Southern scored 71 points but their defense gave up 77 points and that led to the defeat. On the season, Georgia Southern is averaging 67.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 75 points per game. Georgia Southern has three different players who are averaging at least 11 points per game. Eric Boone has been a leader for the team averaging 12 points while shooting 63.3 percent from the field.
The under is 7-1 in Troy’s last eight road games. The under is 8-2 in Troy’s last 10 games overall. Troy is 3-9-1 against the spread in their last 13 games against the Sun Belt. The over is 7-2 in the last nine meetings played between the two teams.
Troy’s stats don’t look good, but over the last five games they almost have identical stats to Georgia Southern and I think that they will keep this close.Troy will get close to 65 points and that will lead to them covering this spread.