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College basketball point spread favors Panthers in battle with Warhawks

Louisiana-Monroe WarhawksGeorgia State Panthers
8-12February 20, 2014, 07:00 | GSU Sports Arena18-7

A key college battle sees the visiting Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks travelling to Georgia State Thursday to take on the Panthers.

The Panthers sport a record of 18-7 and 10-13 ATS heading into this battle, while the Warhawks have 8-12 and 10-7-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-11 for the Panthers and 7-10-1 for the Warhawks.

View Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Georgia State Panthers Odds and Stats.

Georgia State opened as -14.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Panthers - Warhawks odds would favor the Panthers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Georgia State is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Louisiana-Monroe is at No. 278.

In their last action, Louisiana-Monroe was a 65-49 winner at home against Arkansas-Little Rock. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Tylor Ongwae went off for 25 points and added 5 rebounds, leading Louisiana-Monroe over Arkansas-Little Rock, 65-49, on Saturday at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia State's No. 25 nationally ranked offense (78.88 points per game) against a Warhawks defense that sits as the No. 126 at 69.6 PPG. The Panthers have been averaging 47.49% from the field, more than the Warhawks have managed so far this season (43.08% on average).

A few Warhawks at Panthers trends to consider:
Louisiana-Monroe is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Louisiana-Monroe is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Louisiana-Monroe is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Georgia State is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games
Georgia State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia State's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Louisiana-Monroe at Western Kentucky, Saturday, February 22nd
Georgia State at Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, February 22nd