Arkansas State at Georgia State 3/6/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Arkansas State (11-12) vs Georgia State (14-5)
Game Info: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm (Pensacola Bay Center)
Betting Odds: Georgia State -7.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Arkansas State faces Georgia State on Saturday, March 6th at Pensacola Bay Center for an NCAA basketball Sun-Belt Tournament matchup.
Arkansas State took down Georgia Southern by the final score of 62-58 on Friday night in the first round. Arkansas State picked a great time to end its three-game losing streak, as the Red Wolves' season stayed alive on Friday night. Arkansas State is now 11-12 on the year and 7-8 in Sun-Belt play. Arkansas State did not play Georgia State at all during the regular season, so this will be the first and only meeting between these two this season. Arkansas State's leading scorer so far this season has been G Marquis Eaton, who has scored 14.1 points per game for the Red Wolves. Arkansas State as a team has scored 73.2 points per game and has shot the ball at a 45.3% clip from the field. Arkansas State has also allowed 69.9 points per game to its opponents as well.
Georgia State will be playing in its first game of the Sun-Belt Conference Tournament. Georgia State ended its regular season with an 82-73 win over South Alabama on the road on February 27th. Georgia State ended the season on a heater, winning its last six games outright to clinch a first-round bye in the conference tourney. Georgia State held a 10-7 against the spread record during the regular season as well. Georgia State's leading scorer so far this season has been G Corey Allen, who has scored 14.9 points per game for the Panthers. Georgia State as a team has scored 81.0 points per game and has shot the ball at a 47.4% clip from the field. Georgia State has also allowed 72.5 points per game to its opponents as well.
The line has not yet been released for this game, so be sure to check back soon for updates regarding the odds. I like Georgia State to roll in this game, as Arkansas State is plainly not as talented nor deep as this Georgia State team. I like Georgia State to win this entire tournament, therefore I think we see a comfortable win on Saturday afternoon.
UPDATE: Georgia State opens as a 7.5-point favorite and the total is set at 146.5. Georgia State's size advantage with Jalen Thomas down low will be far too much for Arkansas State to handle here. I will take Georgia State and lay the lumber.