Troy at Georgia State: 2/19/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Troy at Georgia State: 2/19/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia State Panthers (9-5) vs Troy Trojans (10-12)

Game Info: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm (GSU Sports Arena)

Betting Odds: Georgia State Panthers -9 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Troy Trojans and Georgia State Panthers face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at GSU Sports Arena.

The Troy Trojans come into this game with a 10-12 record overall and they have lost three games in a row. In the last game against South Alabama, the offense scored only 51 points and that led to the loss. Troy on the season is averaging 62.2 points per game while their defense is giving up 69.6 points per game. Troy is shooting 38.5 percent from the field and 28 percent from behind the three point line. The biggest issue for this team has been with the inconsistency of the offense and it’s going to need to be better in this game. Nick Stampley has been the best player for Troy averaging 12 points while shooting 46.5 percent from the field. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Georgia State Panthers who sit with a 9-5 record overall and they have lost three of their last four games. The only one win during that stretch was in their last game against Georgia Southern, a game they scored 79 points in. Georgia State on the season is averaging 76.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 76.4 points per game. Georgia State is shooting 44.7 percent from the field and 33.1 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Corey Allen has been the best player for Georgia State, averaging 15.3 points while shooting 49.3 percent from the field and 45.2 percent from behind the three point line. 

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The under is 9-2 in Troy’s last 11 games played on Friday. Troy is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games against the Sun Belt. The under is 6-2 in Georgia State’s last eight games against the Sun Belt. Troy is 13-4 against the spread in their last 17 meetings against Georgia State.

Georgia State is the better team, but this is a game that Troy can keep close. Look for Troy’s defense to step up enough and that will be the difference as Troy gets the job done. Back Troy to come away with a cover of the spread.

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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