Georgia Southern Eagles at Troy Trojans ATS Prediction 01/16/20

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The Georgia Southern Eagles (11-7, 5-2 SBC) will be at Trojan Arena to go head-to-head with the Troy Trojans (7-11, 3-4 SBC) in a SBC matchup. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Georgia Southern Eagles at Troy Trojans Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Trojans fell to the Arkansas State Red Wolves, 76-68, while the Eagles had no trouble getting past the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, 71-51.

Georgia Southern dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.492 (below their season average of 0.494) and a free throw rate of 0.220 (below their season average of 0.222). For those same stats, Louisiana had marks of 0.325 and 0.159, respectively. Troy, meanwhile, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.536 (above their season average of 0.474). Darian Adams played a key role for Troy with 20 points and six rebounds. Georgia Southern rallied around Elijah McCadden, who put up 13 points, six rebounds and five assists.

The Eagles dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the last matchup, Georgia Southern won 76-51. Georgia Southern won the rebounding battle. The Eagles had 14 offensive rebounds and 53 total rebounds, while the Trojans had nine and 35, respectively. This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

This has potential to be a mistake-prone game for the offense of Troy. Troy ranks 234th in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.2 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Georgia Southern forces the 35th-most turnovers in the nation (23.6 percent).

Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Troy Trojans Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • Georgia Southern ranks 38th in three pointers attempted per game (26.6) while Troy ranks 210th in three pointers allowed per game (23.9).
  • The Eagles rank 42nd in blocks per game (4.5) while the Trojans rank 147th (2.7).
  • Troy averages 14.4 assists per game, which ranks 76th in the nation. Georgia Southern ranks 158th in assists allowed per game (13.4).
  • The Trojans average 36.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 119th in the nation. The Eagles rank 242nd in rebounds allowed per game (38.7).
  • Georgia Southern averages 8.6 steals per game, which ranks 32nd in the nation. Troy ranks 153rd in steals allowed per game (7.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Eagles’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 5.2, up from 5.1 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Trojans have scored an average of 68.0 points per game (2.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 73.6 points per game (3.2 above their season average).