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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Georgia Southern Eagles Over Troy Trojans

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Hanner Fieldhouse Saturday as the Georgia Southern Eagles look to beat the odds vs the Troy Trojans in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Troy Trojans before tip-off in this one found them as 6.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Troy Trojans vs Georgia Southern Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Troy Trojans will look to cover the spread vs the Georgia Southern Eagles on Saturday, as the Trojans are 6-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Eagles are 5-3 ATS. Troy is 6-5 against the total, while Georgia Southern is 5-3 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 248-ranked Georgia Southern Eagles and the No. 166-rated Troy Trojans in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Troy is ranked No. 19 in NCAA basketball at 40.8 per game. Contrast that with Georgia Southern's No. 144 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Georgia Southern is the No. 42-ranked team in the country at 9.07 per game, while Troy rates No. 62 at 8.8 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

DeVon Walker scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Trojans to a win (they lost 76-75 to South Alabama at Mitchell Center on Monday).

The Eagles blew out Georgia State on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 88-65 win at Hanner Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Troy is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Troy's last 5 games
  • Troy is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Troy is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Georgia Southern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Georgia Southern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Troy at Georgia State, Monday, January 9th
Georgia Southern at South Alabama, Monday, January 9th