Who's Playing

Louisiana @ Georgia State

Current Records: Louisiana 14-13; Georgia State 15-10

What to Know

The Georgia State Panthers are 9-3 against the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns since January of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Friday. Georgia State and Louisiana will face off in a Sun Belt battle at 7 p.m. ET at GSU Sports Arena. The Panthers are the favorite in this one, with an expected 6.5-point margin of victory.

Georgia State strolled past the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks with points to spare on Wednesday, taking the contest 82-70.

Meanwhile, Louisiana didn't have too much trouble with the Georgia Southern Eagles on the road on Wednesday as they won 82-69.

The wins brought Georgia State up to 15-10 and the Ragin Cajuns to 14-13. Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Panthers rank 13th in college basketball when it comes to takeaways, with 16.9 on average. Less enviably, Louisiana is stumbling into the game with the most turnovers per game in college basketball, having accrued 15.7 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against Louisiana.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: GSU Sports Arena -- Atlanta, Georgia
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $31.00

Odds

The Panthers are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Ragin Cajuns, 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 6.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Georgia State have won nine out of their last 12 games against Louisiana.

  • Jan 27, 2022 - Georgia State 68 vs. Louisiana 64
  • Mar 07, 2021 - Georgia State 84 vs. Louisiana 73
  • Feb 06, 2020 - Louisiana 80 vs. Georgia State 78
  • Jan 09, 2020 - Georgia State 90 vs. Louisiana 52
  • Feb 08, 2019 - Louisiana 76 vs. Georgia State 72
  • Jan 10, 2019 - Georgia State 89 vs. Louisiana 76
  • Feb 08, 2018 - Georgia State 106 vs. Louisiana 92
  • Mar 10, 2017 - Georgia State 86 vs. Louisiana 76
  • Feb 04, 2017 - Georgia State 85 vs. Louisiana 82
  • Jan 16, 2017 - Georgia State 101 vs. Louisiana 86
  • Mar 03, 2016 - Georgia State 72 vs. Louisiana 69
  • Jan 16, 2016 - Louisiana 87 vs. Georgia State 54