Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Panthers and Golden Eagles. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Golden Eagles at Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, MS. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 147.5 points, and the Golden Eagles are the home favorites against the Panthers in a Sun Belt conference matchup.
GEORGIA STATE PANTHERS VS SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Southern Miss Golden Eagles -3
This game will be played at Reed Green Coliseum at 8:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.
WHY BET THE SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 79-66 in favor of the Golden Eagles.
- Not only will Southern Miss pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Will Georgia State Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?
Coming into today’s game against Southern Miss, Georgia State has a season record of 6-6. When playing on the road, the Panthers have a 2-5 record, while they have gone 2-1 at home. As of now, Georgia State is sitting below .500 with their ATS record at 4-5-1. Examining their performance in the last five games, they are 0-2-1 vs. the spread.
So far, Georgia State’s games have averaged 153.7 points per game with the average over/under line being 149.1 points. Looking at the Panthers’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-1 with their games averaging 162 points per game.
Coming off their recent game, the Georgia State offense tallied 91 points in a matchup against Arkansas State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 47.8%, and they made 4 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Lucas Taylor, who holds an average of 14.2 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Toneari Lane is averaging 12.1 points per game this season.
So far, the Panthers’ defense is ranked 203rd in the country at 74.2 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Southern Miss, the Georgia State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Georgia State made 23 free-throws vs. the Panthers.
Can the Golden Eagles Hold Strong at Home?
The Golden Eagles come into today’s game with a 6-7 record, having just lost to Georgia Southern (88-67). On the road, the Golden Eagles are 3-3 this season while they are 1-4 at home. Southern Miss has a current record vs. the spread of 2-9 heading into today’s game. On the road, the Golden Eagles are 2-4 ATS, while at home they are 0-5 vs. the spread.
Looking at their over/under performance through 13 games, Southern Miss has an over/under record of 7-4-0, with their games averaging 146.2 points per game on average. In their most recent three games, the Golden Eagles’ over/under record is 3-0, with their games averaging 158 points per game.
In their recent game, the Golden Eagles’ offense concluded with 67 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 69.8 points per contest. Offensively, the Golden Eagles have a season long field goal percentage of 41%, which is 326th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 196th in percentage and 289th in three-pointers made.
Currently, the Golden Eagles’ defense holds the 145th rank in the nation, allowing 71.4 points per game. Southern Miss’ defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Georgia Southern offense to knock down 57% of their shots on their way to putting up 88 points.