Check out our free South Alabama vs Georgia State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Atlanta. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

South Alabama vs Georgia State Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 31st Betting Odds

Jaguars vs Panthers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: South Alabama Jaguars at Georgia State Panthers
  • Where: Atlanta at GSU Convocation Center
  • Date: Saturday, December 31st
  • Betting Odds: South Alabama +1, SALA -110 | GAST -110 O/U 130.5

Jaguars Preview:

South Alabama heads into this matchup having played 13 games and have an overall record sitting at 6-7. So far, the Jaguars have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 3-5. For the season, South Alabama has been the underdog in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 0-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Jaguars being +1 point underdogs.

South Alabama’s leading scorer this season is Isaih Moore who is averaging 17.85 points per contest. So far, Moore has accounted for 25.33% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.08 rebounds per game and 4.92 assists. Kevin Samuel is the second leading scorer for the Jaguars, averaging 11.15 points per game. Between him and Samuel, they are accounting for 41.2% 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.

Panthers Preview:

Georgia State will take the floor against the Jaguars with an overall record of 7-6. So far this season, Georgia State has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-4. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Panthers as the -1 point favorites. The Panthers have been favored 5 times, going 3-2 straight up.

Georgia State’s leading scorer this season is Dwon Odom who is averaging 15.46 points per contest. So far, Odom has accounted for 22.89% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.46 rebounds per game and 3.54 assists. Ja’Heim Hudson is the second leading scorer for the Panthers, averaging 9.62 points per game. Between him and Hudson, they are accounting for 37.1% of the team’s scoring.

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.

Free Spread Prediction: Georgia State Panthers -1

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Georgia State Panthers to pick up the win and cover the spread as -1 point betting favorites. Although Georgia State as a team is just 405th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Jaguars’ defense. In addition, the Panthers have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 8-2 (last 10). At -1 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Panthers to come out on top and cover.

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