NCAA hoops odds preview - Georgia Southern vs. Davidson
Georgia Southern Eagles vs Davidson Wildcats Odds
The Davidson Wildcats will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Georgia Southern Eagles at Belk Arena in NCAA basketball action.
The Eagles will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 13-13 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 13-14-1 ATS. Georgia Southern is 11-12 against the total, while Davidson is 9-17-1 versus the number.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Davidson Wildcats as 19-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wildcats at No. 73 and the Eagles at No. 279 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 76-64 result in favor of the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Davidson has the nation's No. 53-rated offensive output, at 73.2 PPG. The visiting Eagles defense ranks No. 129 allowing on average 64.5 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 45.3% so far, more than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.
Defensively, Georgia Southern features the nation's No. 96-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.1 points per game. Davidson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 64 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Georgia Southern, they were a 66-60 winner as they battled UNC Greensboro on the road. They covered in the match as a 5-point underdog. Georgia Southern earned a 66-60 victory over UNC Greensboro on Wednesday, getting 23 points from C.J. Reed at Greensboro Coliseum.
Davidson was a 69-63 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Elon. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Chris Czerapowicz scored 20 points leading the Wildcats to a 69-63 victory over Elon at Alumni Gym on Wednesday.
Georgia Southern Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing UNC Greensboro are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Elon are 8-2
After a win are 10-0
A few Eagles at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Southern's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Southern's last 5 games when playing on the road against Davidson
Georgia Southern is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Georgia Southern is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Davidson
Davidson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Davidson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Davidson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Georgia Southern
Davidson is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Georgia Southern