Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Troy Trojans ATS Prediction 01/17/19

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The Georgia Southern Eagles (10-7, 2-2 SBC) will be at Trojan Arena to challenge the Troy Trojans (9-7, 2-2 SBC) in a SBC matchup. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 17, 2019.

Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Troy Trojans ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Trojans were victorious over the Arkansas State Red Wolves, 90-85, while the Eagles lost a close one to the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, 87-85.

The Trojans made 26 of their 32 free throws (81.3 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.582 (above their season average of 0.531). Georgia Southern, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (14.0 vs. 19.4). Jordon Varnado had a good performance for Troy with 27 points and six rebounds. Georgia Southern was led by Isaiah Crawley, who had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

The Eagles dominated this series last year, winning both contests. In the most recent contest, Georgia Southern won 89-83. Georgia Southern had a better free throw rate (0.164 vs. 0.103). Troy, on the other hand, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (25.0 vs. 20.6). This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

The upper-echelon offense of Troy (99th in the country with an effective field goal percentage 0.534) will square off against the mid-tier defense of Georgia Southern (249th in effective field goal percentage allowed 0.515). The Trojans figure to have the edge on that end of the court.

Georgia Southern Eagles at Troy Trojans Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Georgia Southern, ATS Winner – Troy, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Troy ranks 124th in three pointers attempted per game (23.3) while Georgia Southern ranks 222nd in three pointers allowed per game (25.1).
  • The Trojans rank second in blocks allowed per game (1.6) while the Eagles rank 66th (3.0).
  • Troy averages 36.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 125th in the NCAA. Georgia Southern ranks 184th in rebounds allowed per game (36.8).
  • The Eagles rank 31st in steals per game (8.3) while the Trojans rank 124th (6.2).
  • Troy averages 13.9 assists per game, which ranks 114th in the nation. Georgia Southern ranks 200th in assists allowed per game (15.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Trojans have been outscored by an average of 2.0 points in their last five games. On the season, Troy has defeated opponents by an average of 3.3 points.
  • During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 80.2 points per game (4.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 79.2 points per game (1.7 above their season average).