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Georgia State vs Louisiana-Monroe Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds

Panthers vs Warhawks Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Georgia State Panthers at Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
  • Where: Monroe at Fant-Ewing Coliseum
  • Date: Thursday, January 5th
  • Betting Odds: Georgia State -3.5, GAST -170 | LAMON +138 O/U 131.5

Panthers Preview:

The Georgia State Panthers head into today’s game in what will be their 15th game of the season, posting a record of 8-6. So far, the Panthers have played 2 games on the road, with a record of 0-2. This season, Georgia State has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 4-2. For today’s contest, Georgia State have a betting line set -3.5 points in their favor.

Georgia State’s leading scorer this season is Dwon Odom who is averaging 15.64 points per contest. So far, Odom has accounted for 23.15% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.14 rebounds per game and 3.43 assists. Ja’Heim Hudson is the second leading scorer for the Panthers, averaging 10.21 points per game. Between him and Hudson, they are accounting for 38.3% of the team’s scoring.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Georgia State this season, as they are currently ranked 222nd in college basketball at 70.6 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Panthers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.9%, placing them 328th in the NCAA.

Warhawks Preview:

Louisiana-Monroe heads into this matchup having played 15 games and have an overall record sitting at 6-9. So far this season, Louisiana-Monroe has played 7 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-3. For the season, Louisiana-Monroe has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 2-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Warhawks being +3.5 point underdogs.

Louisiana-Monroe’s leading scorer this season is Tyreke Locure who is averaging 13.33 points per contest. So far, Locure has accounted for 18.74% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.07 rebounds per game and 3.47 assists. Jamari Blackmon is the second leading scorer for the Warhawks, averaging 10.86 points per game. Between him and Blackmon, they are accounting for 33.0% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Louisiana-Monroe this season, as they are currently ranked 164th in college basketball at 72.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Warhawks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.8%, placing them 269th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +3.5

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Georgia State Panthers are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -3.5. However, we anticipate Louisiana-Monroe putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Panthers as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Warhawks to cover.

 


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