Georgia Southern Eagles home to College of Charleston Cougars in NCAA Basketball betting action
College of Charleston Cougars vs Georgia Southern Eagles Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Georgia Southern vs College of Charleston battle Thursday at Hanner Fieldhouse as the Eagles look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Supporters of the Cougars have watched them go 12-5 and 7-6 ATS on the year, while the Eagles are at 7-10 and 6-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Eagles are 3-7, while the Cougars have a 4-5 mark.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Eagles as 3.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Eagles, most recently No. 284 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cougars, who rate No. 123 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 65-59 victory for the Cougars.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Georgia Southern's No. 307-ranked scoring average of 60.8 PPG, against a Cougars defense rated No. 87 and allowing 62.1 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 43.3% to date this season, less than the Cougars shooters have managed so far (44.2% per game).
Defensively, College of Charleston features the nation's No. 45-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.3 points per game. Georgia Southern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 278 nationally in scoring at home.
College of Charleston was a 73-69 winner in their most recent outing on the road against The Citadel. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as favorites. Andrew Lawrence scored 21 points leading the Cougars to a 73-69 victory over The Citadel at McAlister Field House on Monday.
Georgia Southern won its last outing, a 70-57 result against Davidson on January 14. They covered in that game as a 13-point underdog. Georgia Southern got 16 points from C.J. Reed en route to a 70-57 victory over Davidson on Monday at Hanner Fieldhouse.
College of Charleston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Davidson are 7-3
After playing The Citadel are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
Georgia Southern Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing The Citadel are 5-5
After playing Davidson are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
A few Cougars at Eagles trends to consider:
College of Charleston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
College of Charleston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home
Georgia Southern is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Georgia Southern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against College of Charleston
Georgia Southern is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing College of Charleston
College of Charleston at Davidson, Saturday, January 19
Georgia Southern home to The Citadel, Saturday, January 19