Check out our free South Alabama 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.

South Alabama vs Georgia Southern Pick & Preview: Thursday, December 29th Betting Odds

Jaguars vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: South Alabama Jaguars at Georgia Southern Eagles
  • Where: Statesboro at W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse
  • Date: Thursday, December 29th
  • Betting Odds: South Alabama -2.5, SALA -149 | GAS +122 O/U 132.0

Jaguars Preview:

South Alabama will take their 3 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 6-6. So far, the Jaguars have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 3-4. This season, South Alabama has been favored to win in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 4-0. For today’s contest, South Alabama have a betting line set -2.5 points in their favor.

South Alabama’s leading scorer this season is Isaih Moore who is averaging 18.08 points per contest. So far, Moore has accounted for 25.06% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.0 rebounds per game and 4.92 assists. Kevin Samuel is the second leading scorer for the Jaguars, averaging 11.83 points per game. Between him and Samuel, they are accounting for 41.5% of the team’s scoring.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for South Alabama this season, as they are currently ranked 186th in college basketball at 71.4 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 Jaguars’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.6%, placing them 279th in the NCAA.

Eagles Preview:

Through 13 games, the Georgia Southern Eagles have an overall record of 7-6. Currently, the Eagles have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 5-2. So far, the Eagles have been the underdog 6 times, going 1-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.

Georgia Southern’s leading scorer this season is Andrei Savrasov who is averaging 12.64 points per contest. So far, Savrasov has accounted for 15.72% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.73 rebounds per game and 0.73 assists. Jalen Finch is the second leading scorer for the Eagles, averaging 9.92 points per game. Between him and Finch, they are accounting for 30.3% 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 that 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: Georgia Southern Eagles +2.5

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 South Alabama as the -2.5 point favorites. However, our analysis shows that the line for this game is set too high, and the Georgia Southern Eagles are an excellent bet as the home underdogs. While others might get scared off by the Eagles’ recent record vs the spread at home (3-7), we are focused on the line and see it being set too high. In this scenario, we like Georgia Southern to cover at +2.5.

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