The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (6-8, 2-3 SBC) can put an end to a five-game road losing streak when they square off against the Georgia Southern Eagles (9-7, 3-2 SBC) at W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
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The last time the Warhawks played, they lost big to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, 93-64. With 18 points on 5-for-7 shooting, Langston Powell was the top scorer from either team. Coastal Carolina had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.9 (above their season average of 36.5). Louisiana-Monroe, on the other hand, did a terrific job of making free throws (17-22; 77.3 percent).
The Eagles are hoping for a better outcome after their 79-73 loss to the Little Rock Trojans in their last outing. With 15 points and five rebounds, Georgia Southern’s Elijah McCadden put together a solid performance. Little Rock had a free throw rate of 0.380 (above their season average of 0.300). Georgia Southern, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (14.9 vs. 20.2).
It will be a showdown of conflicting paces as the fast-breaking Eagles (ranked 25th in the NCAA in possessions per game) will look to push the slower-paced Warhawks (312th in possessions per game). Ball protection could be troublesome for the Warhawks. They rank 320th at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 22.4 percent), while the Eagles force the 32nd-most turnovers in the country (opponents’ turnover percentage of 24.2 percent).
This is the first time these teams will clash this year, after the Eagles won two out of three contests last season. In the last game, Georgia Southern won 81-67. The Eagles played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 13.5 and a superb effective field goal percentage of 0.561. The Warhawks recorded marks of 22.0 and 0.480, respectively, for those same stats.
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College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Georgia Southern, ATS Winner – Georgia Southern, O/U – Under
The Eagles rank 46th in blocks per game (4.4) while the Warhawks rank 85th (3.6).
Georgia Southern ranks 41st in three pointers attempted per game (26.6) while Louisiana-Monroe ranks 233rd (18.4).
The Warhawks rank 93rd in rebounds allowed per game (33.6) while the Eagles rank 251st (39.1).
Georgia Southern ranks 27th in steals per game (8.8) while Louisiana-Monroe ranks 182nd (5.3).
The Eagles have been outscored by an average of 2.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Georgia Southern has defeated opponents by an average of 3.8 points.
During their last five games, the Warhawks have scored an average of 61.4 points per game (3.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 66.8 points per game (1.9 above their season average).