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Georgia State Panthers vs Troy Trojans Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Georgia State Panthers travelling to Troy Saturday to take on the Trojans.
The Panthers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Trojans are 5-3 ATS. Georgia State is 1-1 on the totals; Troy is 2-3.
The Trojans were listed as 2-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 302-ranked Trojans and the No. 262-rated Panthers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 64-60 win for the Panthers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Troy's No. 269-ranked offense, averaging 62.9 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 199 at 67.2 PPG. The Trojans field goal percentage has averaged 39.2% so far, less than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.
Defensively, Georgia State features the nation's No. 232-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.3 points per game. Troy, meanwhile, comes in at No. 304 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Georgia State, they were an 86-58 winner as they battled Southern Poly at home. The battle between the Panthers and Runnin' Hornets didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Southern Poly was handed an 86-58 defeat on Saturday at GSU Sports Arena.
In their last action, Troy was a 74-68 loser on the road against Alabama State. The Trojans endured a 74-68 loss at the hands of the Hornets on Thursday, despite a 13-point effort from Tevin Calhoun at ASU Acadome.
Georgia State Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Southern Poly are 0-1
After a win are 5-5
Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Utah Valley are 2-1
After playing Alabama State are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
A few Panthers at Trojans trends to consider:
Georgia State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Georgia State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Troy
Troy is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Georgia State
Troy is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games at home
Troy is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Georgia State home to Southern Miss, Tuesday, December 18
Troy at Utah Valley, Wednesday, December 19