Check out our free Arkansas State vs Georgia Southern pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Statesboro. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Arkansas State vs Georgia Southern Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Red Wolves vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Arkansas State Red Wolves at Georgia Southern Eagles
- Where: Statesboro at W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Arkansas State +7, ARKST +249 | GAS -315 O/U 128.5
Red Wolves Preview:
Arkansas State heads into this matchup having played 26 games and have an overall record sitting at 10-16. So far, the Red Wolves have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 1-9. For the season, Arkansas State has been the underdog in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 2-13. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Red Wolves being +7 point underdogs.
Arkansas State’s leading scorer this season is Caleb Fields, who is averaging 11.12 points per contest. So far, Fields has accounted for 17.04% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.31 rebounds per game and 4.65 assists. Omar El-Sheikh is the second leading scorer for the Red Wolves, averaging 11.0 points per game. Between him and El-Sheikh, they are accounting for 33.9% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Arkansas State this season, as they are currently ranked 211th in college basketball at 70.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Red Wolves’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.1%, placing them 411th in the NCAA.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Arkansas State, the Georgia Southern Eagles will be taking the floor for the 27th time this season and have an overall record of 13-13. Currently, the Eagles have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 9-4. The Eagles’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7 points in their favor. For the season, Georgia Southern has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 4-3.
Georgia Southern’s leading scorer this season is Andrei Savrasov, who is averaging 13.09 points per contest. So far, Savrasov has accounted for 16.91% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 7.22 rebounds per game and 1.17 assists. Jalen Finch is the second leading scorer for the Eagles, averaging 11.15 points per game. Between him and Finch, they are accounting for 33.2% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Georgia Southern this season, as they are currently ranked 347th in college basketball at 66.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.3%, placing them 454th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Arkansas State Red Wolves +7
Coming into this game, we see this as a classic opportunity to cash in on a contrarian play, as the public is likely to jump on Georgia Southern as the -7 point favorites. However, our analysis shows that the line for this game is set too high, and the Arkansas State Red Wolves are an excellent bet as the road underdogs. While others might get scared off by the Red Wolves’ recent record vs the spread at away (3-7), we are focused on the line and see it being set too high. In this scenario, we like Arkansas State to cover at +7.