Looking to win big? The Panthers and Dukes face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Dukes are hosting the game at Atlantic Union Bank Center in Harrisonburg, VA. This Sun Belt conference matchup has an over/under of 152.5 points, and James Madison is favored to win by -13.5 at home vs. Georgia State.

GEORGIA STATE PANTHERS VS JAMES MADISON DUKES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Georgia State Panthers +13.5

This game will be played at Atlantic Union Bank Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 15th.

WHY BET THE GEORGIA STATE PANTHERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-67 in favor of the Dukes.
  • Even though we have James Madison winning straight-up, we like Georgia State at +13.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can Georgia State Pull Off A Win at Atlantic Union Bank Center?

Georgia State will look to continue their two-game win streak after a 73-53 victory over Miami (OH). This season, the Panthers have a record of 11-13 and a 5-7 record in Sun Belt Conference play.

On the road, Georgia State is just 4-10 this season, and their average scoring margin is -4.6 points per game. As the underdog, they have gone 2-9 this season.

Georgia State has an ATS record of 10-11-1 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-8 and over their last 10 road games, they are just 3-7 vs. the spread. As the underdog, they are 4-7 vs. the spread this year and 3-7 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

This season, the over/under record for Georgia State’s games is 13-9 and today’s line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (148.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.

The Georgia State offense is coming off a game where they scored 73 points against Miami (OH). They posted a field goal percentage of 49.1% and connected on 9 threes. Offensively, the Panthers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 242nd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 304th in terms of percentage and 178th in three-pointers made.

The Panthers’ defense is presently ranked 223rd nationally, allowing an average of 74.3 points per contest. So far, the Georgia State defense is giving up an average of 9.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.2 times per game (365th).

Will the Dukes Make it Happen at Home?

James Madison comes into today’s game with a record of 22-3, including a 10-3 record in Sun Belt play. They have won four straight games and are 11-1 at home this season.

Over their last 10 games at home, the Dukes have gone 9-1, and their average scoring margin at home this year is +18.8 points per game.

As the favorite this season, James Madison has gone 13-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Dukes are 5-5 ATS. At home this year, they are 7-5 vs. the spread and have gone 6-3 ATS in their last 10 home games.

This season, the over/under record for James Madison games is 10-13-1. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 152.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points.

In their recent matchup, the James Madison offense ended with 73 points against Akron. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 50.9% and made 7 threes. The top scorer for the Dukes was Michael Green III with 17 points, while Terrence Edwards also added 15 to the scoreboard.

At present, the Dukes’ defense is nationally ranked 92nd, allowing 68.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, James Madison’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 27.3% this season.