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Point spread favors Cougars in battle with Eagles

College of Charleston CougarsGeorgia Southern Eagles
Jan 21, 7:30 PM | Hanner Fieldhouse

College of Charleston Cougars vs Georgia Southern Eagles Odds

12-6TEAM RECORD6-11

The visiting Cougars hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Hanner Fieldhouse against the Georgia Southern Eagles.

The Eagles bring a 6-11 record (7-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-6 Cougars, who are 8-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Georgia Southern go 6-9 so far and the Cougars go 6-8-1.

View College of Charleston vs Georgia Southern Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Eagles as 6-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Eagles at No. 244 and the Cougars at No. 70 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-66 result in favor of the Cougars.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Georgia Southern has the nation's No. 204-rated offensive output, at 66.9 PPG. The visiting Cougars defense ranks No. 202 allowing on average 67.9 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 46.5% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.

Defensively, College of Charleston features the nation's No. 123-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.5 points per game. Georgia Southern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 70 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for College of Charleston, they were an 87-69 loser as they battled Davidson on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. Andrew Lawrence scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Cougars to a win (they lost 87-69 to Davidson at Belk Arena on Thursday).

Georgia Southern was a 64-54 loser in its last match on the road against Furman. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. The Eagles endured a 64-54 loss at the hands of the Paladins on Thursday, despite a 15-point effort from Eric Ferguson at Timmons Arena.

College of Charleston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Furman are 7-3
After playing Davidson are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Georgia Southern Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing The Citadel are 4-6
After playing Furman are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cougars at Eagles trends to consider:
College of Charleston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Georgia Southern
The total has gone OVER in 4 of College of Charleston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Southern's last 6 games when playing at home against College of Charleston
Georgia Southern is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
Georgia Southern is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
College of Charleston home to Furman, Thursday, January 26
Georgia Southern home to The Citadel, Monday, January 23

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