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Georgia State Panthers vs Troy Trojans Betting Matchup Report

Troy TrojansGeorgia State Panthers
5-7January 02, 2014, 07:00 | GSU Sports Arena7-6

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Georgia State and Troy on Thursday, with the host Panthers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Georgia State battles the Trojans, currently sitting with a 5-7 mark (4-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-4 for the Panthers and 1-5 for the Trojans.

View Troy Trojans vs Georgia State Panthers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Georgia State Panthers as -17-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 114-ranked Panthers and the No. 292-rated Trojans in this matchup.

Troy was a 74-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Belhaven. Troy got 21 points from Antoine Myers en route to a 74-62 victory over Belhaven on Saturday at Trojan Arena.

Georgia State was an 89-82 winner in their most recent outing on the road against East Carolina. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Manny Atkins scored 27 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, leading Georgia State over East Carolina, 89-82, on Sunday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Trojans is ranked No. 188 in NCAA hoops at 34.75 per game. Contrast that with Georgia State’s No. 241 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Georgia State is the No. 54-ranked team in the country at 7.54 per game, while Troy rates No. 195 at 5.25 per game.

A few Trojans at Panthers trends to consider:
Troy is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Troy is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Troy is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Georgia State
Georgia State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia State's last 5 games
Georgia State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Georgia State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Troy

Next up:
Troy home to Western Kentucky, Saturday, January 4th
Georgia State at South Alabama, Saturday, January 4th