The Eastern Washington Eagles (2-2) and the Georgia State Panthers (2-1) go head-to-head in the MGM Resorts Main Event Middleweight at T-Mobile Arena. Action begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on Monday, November 20, 2017.
Georgia State Panthers vs. Eastern Washington Eagles Odds Preview
The Panthers were beaten by the Ole Miss Rebels in their last matchup, 77-72. With 29 points on 10-for-22 shooting, D’Marcus Simonds was the top scorer from either team. Ole Miss did a great job of making free throws (22-30; 73.3 percent). Georgia State, on the other hand, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (32.4 vs. 29.4).
The last time the Eagles played, they were topped by the UNLV Runnin Rebels, 91-76. Bogdan Bliznyuk was Eastern Washington’s high scorer with 16 points on 5-for-15 shooting. UNLV had a free throw rate of 0.404 (above their season average of 0.255). Eastern Washington, meanwhile, forced the Runnin Rebels into a turnover percentage of 17.2 (above the 13.9 mark opponents have averaged against Eastern Washington this season).
Based on historical performance heading into this one, ball security could play a key role in this meeting. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, Eastern Washington has committed the 60th-fewest miscues in the NCAA (turnover percentage of 17.0 percent), while the disruptive defense of Georgia State has forced the 44th-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 21.2 percent).
Georgia State Panthers vs. Eastern Washington Eagles ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Eastern Washington, ATS Winner – Eastern Washington, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Panthers rank 232nd in assists per game (12.5) while the Eagles rank 247th (12.2).
- Georgia State ranks 43rd in steals per game (7.4) while Eastern Washington ranks 274th (4.5).
- The Eagles average 22.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 124th in the nation. The Panthers rank 302nd in three pointers allowed per game (25.4).
- Eastern Washington ranks 48th in blocks per game (4.6) while Georgia State ranks 77th (4.1).