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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Eagles underdogs vs Wildcats at Georgia Southern

Davidson WildcatsGeorgia Southern Eagles
14-11February 15, 2014, 02:00 | Hanner Fieldhouse10-15

The visiting Davidson Wildcats hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Hanner Fieldhouse against the Georgia Southern Eagles.

The Eagles sport a record of 10-15 and 7-11 ATS heading into this battle, while the Wildcats have 14-11 and 11-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-9 for the Eagles and 12-10 for the Wildcats.

View Davidson Wildcats vs Georgia Southern Eagles Odds and Stats.

Georgia Southern opened as 7.5-point underdogs 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 power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eagles rated this week at No. 180 and the Wildcats sitting at No. 4.

Last time out for Davidson, they were a 65-50 winner as they battled Furman at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 18.5-point favorite. Davidson got 14 points from Tyler Kalinoski en route to a 65-50 victory over Furman on Saturday at Belk Arena.

Georgia Southern was a 68-56 loser in its last match at home against UNC Greensboro. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Georgia Southern got 12 points from Brian Holmes but lost anyway, 68-56, to UNC Greensboro on Thursday at Hanner Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Georgia Southern's No. 132-ranked offense, averaging 71.77 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 207 at 74.12 PPG. The Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 43.05% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.13% per game.

A few Wildcats at Eagles trends to consider:
Davidson is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Davidson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Davidson's last 5 games
Davidson is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Georgia Southern is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Georgia Southern is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Georgia Southern is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Georgia Southern is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Davidson

Next up:
Davidson at The Citadel, Monday, February 17th
Georgia Southern at Chattanooga, Thursday, February 20th