The championship game of the 2022 Sun Belt Conference Tournament features the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (16-14) and the Georgia State Panthers (17-10) on Monday evening. These teams faced off on Feb. 25. In that contest, Georgia State defeated Louisiana 65-58. That marked the Panthers' third straight victory over Ragin Cajuns.
Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET from Pensacola Bay Center. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Panthers as 3.5-point favorites in the latest Georgia State vs. Louisiana odds. The over-under for total points is set at 132.5. Before locking in any Louisiana vs. Georgia State picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Louisiana vs. Georgia State and revealed its coveted picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see all of the model's college basketball picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for Georgia State vs. Louisiana:
- Louisiana vs. Georgia State spread: Panthers -3.5
- Louisiana vs. Georgia State over-under: 132.5 points
- Louisiana vs. Georgia State money line: Ragin' Cajuns +140, Panthers -160
- UL: Ragin' Cajuns are 7-1 ATS in their last eight Monday games
- GSU: Panthers are 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine games as a favorite
Why Georgia State can cover
Senior guard Kane Williams is averaging 12.6 points, four rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. The Georgia native knows how to cause havoc on the defensive end. He leads the Sun Belt Conference in steals (1.9). Williams has scored at least 14 points in five of his last nine games. In the quarterfinal win over Arkansas State, he dropped 23 points, three rebounds and six steals.
Senior guard Justin Roberts is a steady contributor in the backcourt for the Panthers. He is logging 11.3 points, three rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest. The Indiana native has finished with at least 14 points in eight games. On Feb. 23 against UL-Monroe, Roberts had 15 points, six rebounds and three steals. He also shot 5-for-7 from the field and 3-for-4 from three.
Why Louisiana can cover
Sophomore forward Jordan Brown is leading the way for the Ragin' Cajuns. He is first on the team in scoring (15) and rebounds (8.6). Brown has tallied six double-doubles on the year. The California native has been a consistent offensive threat. On Feb. 12 against UT-Arlington, Brown had 21 points and 12 rebounds.
Redshirt freshman forward Kobe Julien is another scoring threat in the frontcourt for Louisiana. He averages 12.7 points, four rebounds and one steal per game. Over his past seven games, Julien has logged at least 15 points in six of those matchups. In the win over UL Monroe, the Louisiana native finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds.
How to make Louisiana vs. Georgia State picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 139 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model's Sun Belt Conference Championship pick at SportsLine.
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