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Eagles open as college hoops underdog vs Mountaineers

Georgia Southern EaglesWest Virginia Mountaineers
1-1November 21, 2013, 07:00 | WVU Colliseum2-1

The visiting Georgia Southern Eagles hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at WVU Colliseum against the West Virginia Mountaineers.

Supporters of the Eagles have watched them go 1-1 and 1-0 ATS on the year, while the Mountaineers are at 2-1 and 0-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Mountaineers are 2-0, while the Eagles have a 1-0 mark.

View Georgia Southern Eagles vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Eagles were listed as 13.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

This game matches up the No. 217 (Mountaineers) and the No. 143 (Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

West Virginia was a 96-83 winner in their most recent outing at home against Duquesne. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites. The Mountaineers used a 33-point performance from Eron Harris to help West Virginia smack Duquesne 96-83 on Sunday at WVU Colliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 70 in NCAA hoops at 41 per game. Contrast that with West Virginia’s No. 213 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, West Virginia is the No. 22-ranked team in the country at 9 per game, while Georgia Southern rates No. 4 at 11.33 per game.

Next up:
Georgia Southern at Old Dominion, Saturday, November 23rd
West Virginia at Presbyterian, Saturday, November 23rd