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College basketball point spread favors Wildcats in battle with Eagles

Georgia Southern EaglesDavidson Wildcats
8-11January 25, 2014, 07:00 | Belk Arena9-11

The Davidson Wildcats host Georgia Southern on Saturday, looking to build on their 9-11 mark against the 8-11 Eagles in college hoops action at Belk Arena.

Supporters of the Eagles have watched them go 8-11 and 4-8 ATS on the year, while the Wildcats are at 9-11 and 8-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 11-6, while the Eagles have a 6-4 mark.

View Georgia Southern Eagles vs Davidson Wildcats Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Eagles were listed as 13-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 271-rated Georgia Southern taking on the No. 173-rated Wildcats in this contest.

Georgia Southern lost its last outing, a 74-64 result against Wofford on January 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite. The Eagles endured a 74-64 loss at the hands of the Terriers on Thursday, despite an 18 -point effort from Jelani Hewitt at Hanner Fieldhouse.

Davidson won its last outing, an 82-77 result against Western Carolina on January 23. They covered in that game as a 2-point favorite. The Wildcats grabbed an 82-77 win over the Catamounts on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from Chris Czerapowicz at Ramsey Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Davidson's No. 60-ranked scoring average of 76.65 PPG, against a Eagles defense rated No. 190 and allowing 72.65 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 45.38% to date this season, more than the Eagles shooters have managed so far (44.18% per game).

A few Eagles at Wildcats trends to consider:
Georgia Southern is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Georgia Southern is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Southern's last 5 games
Georgia Southern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Davidson is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Davidson is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Davidson's last 9 games
Davidson is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Georgia Southern home to The Citadel, Thursday, January 30th
Davidson at Chattanooga, Thursday, January 30th