Georgia Southern @ Georgia State
Current Records: Georgia Southern 11-12; Georgia State 11-10
What to Know
After two games on the road, the Georgia State Panthers are heading back home. The Panthers and the Georgia Southern Eagles will face off in a Sun Belt battle at 7 p.m. ET Thursday at GSU Sports Arena. Neither of those teams managed to put together many points in their previous contests, so their meeting could be a low-scoring affair.
The App. State Mountaineers typically have all the answers at home, but on Saturday Georgia State proved too difficult a challenge. Georgia State took their matchup against Appalachian State 58-49.
Meanwhile, Georgia Southern has to be hurting after a devastating 79-58 loss at the hands of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on Saturday.
Georgia State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 9.5-point margin of victory. They are currently three-for-three against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
The Panthers' victory brought them up to 11-10 while the Eagles' defeat pulled them down to 11-12. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Georgia State enters the contest with 9.4 steals per game on average, good for ninth best in college basketball. Less enviably, Georgia Southern has allowed their opponents an average of eight steals per game, the eighth most in college basketball. In other words, they will need to work extra hard to take care of the ball.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: GSU Sports Arena -- Atlanta, Georgia
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $20.00
The Panthers are a big 9.5-point favorite against the Eagles, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 9.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Georgia State have won eight out of their last 13 games against Georgia Southern.
- Feb 11, 2021 - Georgia State 79 vs. Georgia Southern 75
- Mar 11, 2020 - Georgia Southern 81 vs. Georgia State 62
- Feb 28, 2020 - Georgia Southern 79 vs. Georgia State 70
- Jan 25, 2020 - Georgia State 82 vs. Georgia Southern 77
- Mar 09, 2019 - Georgia State 90 vs. Georgia Southern 85
- Feb 02, 2019 - Georgia State 81 vs. Georgia Southern 72
- Mar 10, 2018 - Georgia State 73 vs. Georgia Southern 67
- Feb 16, 2018 - Georgia Southern 85 vs. Georgia State 80
- Jan 20, 2018 - Georgia State 83 vs. Georgia Southern 66
- Mar 04, 2017 - Georgia State 72 vs. Georgia Southern 67
- Dec 31, 2016 - Georgia Southern 88 vs. Georgia State 65
- Feb 23, 2016 - Georgia Southern 54 vs. Georgia State 52
- Jan 19, 2016 - Georgia State 69 vs. Georgia Southern 66