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Georgia Southern Eagles face UNC Greensboro Spartans: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Georgia Southern EaglesUNC Greensboro Spartans
8-12February 01, 2014, 05:00 | Greensboro Coliseum11-12

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Eagles of Georgia Southern hit the hard court against the Spartans of UNC Greensboro.

The Spartans sport a record of 11-12 and 8-9-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Eagles have 8-12 and 4-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-11 for the Spartans and 6-5 for the Eagles.

View Georgia Southern Eagles vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds and Stats.

The Spartans were listed as -3.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 174-ranked Spartans and the No. 255-rated Eagles in this matchup.

Georgia Southern was an 83-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against The Citadel. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Eagles blew out The Citadel on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 83-52 win at Hanner Fieldhouse.

UNC Greensboro won its last outing, a 66-61 result against Appalachian State on January 30. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Jordan Potts went off for 26 points and added 0 rebounds, leading UNC Greensboro over Appalachian State, 66-61, on Thursday at Greensboro Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UNC Greensboro has the nation's No. 148-rated offensive output, at 71.43 PPG. The visiting Eagles defense ranks No. 184 allowing on average 72.14 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 44.49% so far, more than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.06% per game.

A few Eagles at Spartans 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
Georgia Southern is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Georgia Southern is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing UNC Greensboro
UNC Greensboro is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UNC Greensboro's last 6 games
UNC Greensboro is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
UNC Greensboro is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Georgia Southern at Wofford, Thursday, February 6th
UNC Greensboro at Elon, Thursday, February 6th