Georgia Southern at Arkansas State: 3/5/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Georgia Southern at Arkansas State: 3/5/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas State Red Wolves (10-12) vs Georgia Southern Eagles (13-12)

Game Info: Friday, March 5, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Hartsell Arena)

Betting Odds: Arkansas State Red Wolves -2 -- Over/Under: 136.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Georgia Southern Eagles and Arkansas State Red Wolves face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at Hartsell Arena at the Sun Belt Tournament. 

The Georgia Southern Eagles come into this game with a 13-12 record overall and coming into this game they have won three of their last four games. The one win during that stretch came in their last game against Appalachian State, a game they won by eight points. Georgia Southern is averaging 66.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 70.8 points per game. Over the last five games, Georgia Southern’s offense has been better, and to win this game, they need the Eagles to be good. Guard Zack Bryant has been the best player for Georgia Southern averaging 13.8 points while shooting 43.8 percent from the field .

On the other side of this matchup is the Arkansas State Red Wolves who sit with a 10-12 record overall and they have lost three games in a row. In the last game against UT Arlington, the offense could only manage 56 points and that led to an eight point loss. Arkansas State on the season is averaging 69.7 points while their defense is giving up 72.1 points per game. Arkansas State is shooting 43.2 percent from the field and 36.8 percent from behind the three point line. Marquis Eaton has been the best player for Arkansas State averaging 14.1 points while shooting 41 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Georgia Southern is 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games played on Friday. Arkansas State is 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games against the Sun Belt. The underdog is 9-2 against the spread in the last 11 meetings played between the two teams. THe under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings played between the two teams.

I expect points are going to be hard to come by and that is going to lead to a lower scoring affair. Back the under to cash with ease. 

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

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