The Georgia State Panthers (4-2) will travel to Elmore Gymnasium to go head-to-head against the Alabama A&M Bulldogs (0-6) in their home opener. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
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The Panthers beat the Tulane Green Wave in their last contest, 70-59. Malik Benlevi led Georgia State in scoring with 17 points on 6-for-10 shooting. The Panthers forced 17 turnovers and held the Green Wave to an effective field goal percentage of 0.336 (below their season average of 0.609).
In the Bulldogs last matchup, they were topped by the Western Carolina Catamounts, 82-72. With 15 points and eight rebounds, Alabama A&Ms Evan Wiley played well. Western Carolina had a much better turnover percentage (16.9 vs. 24.4). Alabama A&M, meanwhile, did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (14-18; 77.8 percent).
It could be a mistake-prone game for the Alabama A&M offense. Since last season, Alabama A&M ranks 307th in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.9 percent), while the gambling defense of Georgia State has forced the 32nd-most turnovers in the NCAA (21.9 percent).
The Panthers won the lone game against the Bulldogs last season, 94-79. The Panthers played a nearly flawless game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 42.4 and a turnover percentage of 11.8. For those same stats, the Bulldogs put up marks of 26.7 and 16.3, respectively.
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Predictions: SU Winner – Alabama A&M, ATS Winner – Alabama A&M, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Panthers rank 90th in rebounds allowed per game (33.8) while the Bulldogs rank 254th (37.4).
- Georgia State ranks 139th in assists allowed per game (13.0) while Alabama A&M ranks 282nd (15.4).
- Georgia State ranks 36th in steals per game (7.5) while Alabama A&M ranks 299th (3.8).
- The Panthers rank 90th in blocks per game (3.9) while the Bulldogs rank 303rd (1.6).
- Georgia State ranks 157th in three pointers attempted per game (21.4) while Alabama A&M ranks 321st (15.9).