Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Eagles and Jaguars. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Jaguars at Mitchell Center in Mobile, AL. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Sun Belt conference game currently have South Alabama as the -4.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 153.5 points.
GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLES VS SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUARS BETTING PICK
The Pick: South Alabama Jaguars -4.5
This game will be played at Mitchell Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, February 7th.
WHY BET THE SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Jaguars.
- Not only will South Alabama pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 153.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.
Can Georgia Southern Secure a Road Victory?
Georgia Southern will be looking to snap their two-game losing streak when they take on South Alabama on the road. The Eagles are 5-18 overall this season, including a 5-5 mark in Sun Belt Conference play. On the road, they are just 2-13, compared to 3-4 at home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -13.3 points per game.
So far this season, Georgia Southern has been the underdog in 20 of their 23 games, going 4-16 in those matchups. They are coming off an 84-63 loss to Troy and are just 2-8 in their last 10 road games. Their record against the spread is 1-1 when favored, and they have been the underdog in 20 games.
Georgia Southern has an ATS record of 8-12-2 this season and they are 5-9-1 vs the spread on the road. However, they have gone 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-3 vs the spread as the underdog in their last 10 games.
Georgia Southern’s over/under record this season is 12-10 and the average scoring total in their games is 149.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 153.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (145.8). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 153 points.
In their latest game, Georgia Southern offense put up 63 points against Troy. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 37.3% and made 7 threes. The top scorer for the Eagles was Eren Banks with 16 points, while Jamar Franklin also added 10 to the scoreboard.
Coming into today’s game, the Georgia Southern defense is giving up an average of 79.4 points per contest. So far, the Georgia Southern defense is giving up an average of 11.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.3 times per game (676th).
Does South Alabama Have a Shot at a Home Win?
South Alabama will look to snap a five-game losing streak when they take on Georgia Southern at home. So far this season, South Alabama has gone 4-4 at home compared to 4-8 on the road. In their last game, they lost to Louisiana-Lafayette by a score of 80-60.
Overall, South Alabama has gone 10-13, including a 3-8 record in Sun Belt Conference play. So far, they have been favored in eight games, going 4-4 in those matchups.
South Alabama has an ATS record of 10-10 this season, including a mark of 4-4 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jaguars have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.
The over/under record for South Alabama this season is 11-9 and today’s line of 153.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games of 144.1. So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their OU record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 147 points.
South Alabama offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 60 points against Louisiana-Lafayette. In that game, they made 4/19 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 40.4%. The team’s scoring leader is Isiah Gaiter, who holds an average of 14.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Tyrell Jones is averaging 12.9 points per game this season.
Coming into the game, South Alabama will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 78.0 points per game (286th). In their previous game vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, the Ragin’ Cajuns finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 80 points vs. South Alabama.