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Sun Belt Tournament - Arkansas State Red Wolves face Georgia State Panthers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Arkansas State Red WolvesGeorgia State Panthers
19-12March 15, 2014, 03:00 | Lakefront Arena24-7

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Georgia State Panthers try to run the Arkansas State Red Wolves off the court at Lakefront Arena in college hoops action.

The Panthers sport a record of 24-7 and 15-14 ATS heading into this battle, while the Red Wolves have 19-12 and 11-14-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-14-1 for the Panthers and 12-13-1 for the Red Wolves. View Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Georgia State Panthers Odds and Stats.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 9-ranked Panthers and the No. 32-rated Red Wolves in this matchup.

Last time out for Arkansas State, they were a 116-114 winner as they battled Arkansas-Little Rock at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Ed Townsel poured in a team-high 32 points for Arkansas State on Friday, as they defeated Arkansas-Little Rock 116-114 at Lakefront Arena.

In their last action, Georgia State was a 73-55 winner at home against Western Kentucky. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Ryan Harrow scored 20 points leading the Panthers to a 73-55 victory over Western Kentucky at GSU Sports Arena on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Georgia State's No. 25-ranked scoring average of 78.13 PPG, against a Red Wolves defense rated No. 180 and allowing 71.84 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 47.14% to date this season, more than the Red Wolves shooters have managed so far (44.78% per game).