Against The Spread Pick
The Georgia State Panthers are one of the best teams in the Sun Belt Conference this season. They enter this game with an overall record of 15-7 and a conference record of 8-3, which puts them in 2nd place in the conference. The Panthers have won their last two games and five of their previous six, which includes a 76-73 home win over South Alabama on Thursday. They will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they host the Troy Trojans on Saturday. Meanwhile, Troy enters this game with one of the worst records in the conference. The Trojans have an overall record of 8-15, which includes a 4-8 conference record, putting them in 11th place in the Sun Belt. They have lost their last three games and five of their previous six, including a 57-86 blowout loss on the road against Georgia Southern on Thursday. I don’t see Troy being competitive in this game, which is why I’m going with the Panthers -13.
Over Under Pick
Georgia State has been one of the highest-scoring teams this season. They enter this game averaging 79.05 points per game, which ranks 24th in the nation. The Panthers have been a slightly below-average team defensively this season, allowing 70.32 points per game. Meanwhile, Troy has been one of the lowest-scoring teams this season, averaging 69 points per game, which ranks 249th in the country. They have also been a below-average team defensively, allowing 72.13 points per game. With both sides being below-average defensively, I look for the over 146.5 points to be the play in this spot.