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Georgia State Panthers face Georgia Southern Eagles: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Georgia State PanthersGeorgia Southern Eagles
Dec 29, 3:00 PM | Hanner Fieldhouse

Georgia State Panthers vs Georgia Southern Eagles Odds

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Hanner Fieldhouse will host Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Georgia State Panthers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Eagles currently sports a 5-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-6 ATS. The Panthers are 5-7 and 4-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Eagles produce a 1-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Panthers have gone 2-3 against the number.

View Georgia State vs Georgia Southern Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Eagles installed as 2.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles sit at No. 274 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Panthers sit at No. 283 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Panthers will win this game 61-60.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Panthers rank No. 297 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.7 per game. That compares with Georgia Southern’s No. 326 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Georgia Southern is college basketball's No. 219-ranked team at 5.8 per game, while the Panthers rate No. 192 with 6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Georgia State owns the country's No. 129-rated mark, allowing 68.4 points per game on the highway. Georgia Southern, on the other hand, rates No. 290 in scoring at home.

Georgia State was a 65-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Rhode Island. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Panthers endured a 65-60 loss at the hands of the Rams on Saturday, despite a 23-point effort from R.J. Hunter at Thomas Ryan Center.

In their last action, Georgia Southern was a 74-46 loser at home against North Florida. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. The battle between the Ospreys and Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Georgia Southern was handed a 74-46 defeat on Sunday at Orleans Arena.

Georgia State Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Drexel are 5-5
After playing Rhode Island are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

Georgia Southern Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing UAB are 2-0
After a loss are 6-4

A few Panthers at Eagles trends to consider:
Georgia State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Georgia Southern is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
Georgia Southern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Georgia State

Next up:
Georgia State home to Drexel, Wednesday, January 2
Georgia Southern at UAB, Wednesday, January 2