A six-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the Georgia Bulldogs (7-3) when they welcome the Georgia Southern Eagles (8-4) to Stegeman Coliseum. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Monday, December 23, 2019, and it can be seen on SEC Network.
Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Georgia Bulldogs ATS Preview
The Eagles barely escaped the UT Arlington Mavericks in their last matchup, 77-74. Ike Smith led Georgia Southern in scoring with 16 points on 7-for-14 shooting. Georgia Southern’s 11.4 turnover percentage was their largest advantage over UT Arlington, who had a mark of 21.1. The Eagles’ mark was better than their season average of 14.6, while the Mavericks’ was above their season average of 14.7.
The last time the Bulldogs played, they defeated the SMU Mustangs, 87-85. With 21 points on 7-for-15 shooting, Rayshaun Hammonds was Georgia’s leading scorer. The Bulldogs were 9-12 from the free throw line (75.0 percent) and held the Mustangs to an effective field goal percentage of 0.448 (below their season average of 0.525).
There should be a fair amount of transition action in this meeting that showcases a pair of the nation’s more fast-paced teams. Georgia currently ranks 14th in possessions per game (77.2) and Georgia Southern is 24th (75.3).
Georgia Southern vs. Georgia Betting Prediction
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Georgia, ATS Winner – Georgia, O/U – Under
The Bulldogs rank 55th in assists per game (15.2) while the Eagles rank 136th in assists allowed per game (13.2).
Georgia Southern ranks 44th in blocked shots (4.3 per game) while Georgia ranks 89th in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
Georgia ranks 12th in rebounds per game (42.0) while Georgia Southern ranks 233rd in rebounds allowed per game (38.7).
The Eagles rank 53rd in three pointers attempted per game (25.7) while the Bulldogs rank 205th in three pointers allowed per game (24.5).
Georgia Southern averages 9.9 steals per game, which ranks 13th in the country. Georgia ranks 112th in steals allowed per game (6.7).
The Bulldogs’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.6, down from 6.0 for the season.
During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 73.4 points per game (6.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.2 points per game (4.0 below their season average).