Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Eagles and Jaguars. The game is starting at 12:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Jaguars at Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, FL. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Sun Belt conference game currently have South Alabama as the -3 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 151.5 points.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLES VS SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: South Alabama Jaguars -3

This game will be played at Pensacola Bay Center at 12:30 ET on Thursday, March 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 -3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Will Georgia Southern Be The Talk of Pensacola Bay Center?

Georgia Southern comes into this game as the underdog, as they have been for 25 of their 31 games this season. The Eagles are 4-21 as the underdog, compared to 4-2 as the favorite. They have gone 2-16 on the road this season, with an average scoring margin of -12.6 points per game.

After defeating Old Dominion by a score of 92-75, Georgia Southern has won two games in a row. Their overall record this season is 8-23, and they have gone 8-10 in Sun Belt Conference play.

Georgia Southern has an ATS record of 14-15-2 this season, including a mark of 6-11-1 on the road. As the underdog, the Eagles have gone 11-13-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Georgia Southern is 6-4 ATS, and they are 3-2 ATS in their last 5 road games.

So far this season, the over/under record in Georgia Southern games is 20-11. On average, their games have finished with 152.4 points compared to an average over/under line of 147. Today’s line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and their games have averaged 160 points in their last three.

Georgia Southern is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 92 points vs. Old Dominion. This figure is more than their season average of 73 points per game. The top scorer for the Eagles was Tyren Moore with 32 points, while Malik Tidwell also added 14 to the scoreboard.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Georgia Southern is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 79.3 points per game (324th). The Georgia Southern defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 75 points and allowed Old Dominion to connect on 12 threes.

Will the South Alabama Defense Show Up at Home?

South Alabama will be looking to extend their win streak to three games when they take on Georgia Southern. So far this season, the Jaguars have gone 9-4 when favored, and they have gone 9-5 at home.

Through 31 games, South Alabama has a record of 16-15. At home, they have gone 6-4 over their last 10 games, and they are coming off an 80-69 win over Louisiana-Monroe.

South Alabama’s ATS record this season is 15-13. At home, they are 8-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jaguars have gone 6-4 ATS.

This season, South Alabama’s over/under record is 14-14. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 149.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (145.3). Across their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 155 points.

South Alabama finished with 80 points in their game against Louisiana-Monroe. This total surpasses their season-average of 74.1 points per game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Isiah Gaiter who comes into today’s matchup averaging 12.8. Tyrell Jones also heads into the game with a PPG average of 12.4.

At this time, the Jaguars’ defense is positioned 274th in the country, permitting 76.0 points per game. Against Louisiana-Monroe in their most recent game, the South Alabama defense gave up a total of 69 points while allowing Louisiana-Monroe to hit 55% of their shots.