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#681 Georgia State -7.5 vs.
#682 Troy 149
Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 3:00pm EST
Written by Philly Flash



#681 Georgia State University
#682 Troy University


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Georgia State Panthers vs Troy Trojans

Where: Trojan Arena

When: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 3:00 pm ET

We have a Sun Belt Conference matchup to consider for Saturday afternoon when the Georgia State Panthers meet the Troy Trojans for an afternoon of Sun Belt Conference action. The Panthers are 6-2 in the conference and enters this game riding a two-game winning streak. Troy is 3-5 in the Sun Belt standings and lost a road game in overtime to Arkansas State in their previous contest.

Panthers Three-Way Tie for Conference Top Spot

Georgia State is in a three-way tie for the conference top spot and has an overall record of 13-6 this season. The Panthers have won three of its last five games and Saturday marks game two of a three-game road trip and the Panthers are a 4-6 team away from home this season.

The Panthers score an average of 80.2 points while allowing 68.9 points per game and is shooting 45.7 percent from the field, 40.7 percent from downtown and 71.4 percent from the charity stripe this season.

Georgia State has four players scoring in double figures and is led by junior guard Corey Allen. Allen averages 15.1 points per game with 2.8 caroms, 2.2 assists and is knocking down 38.3 percent of his triple attempts this season. Allen scored 11 points in the Panthers road win over South Alabama.

Troy Overtime Loss to Arkansas State

Troy is 3-5 in conference play and boasts a 7-12 overall record this season. The Trojans are 3-4 this season at home and have lost three of their last five games. Saturday is a one-off home game before traveling to Little Rock and Troy would love to get a much need home win over the Panthers on Saturday afternoon.

The Trojans score an average of 70.2 points per game and allow 70.4 points per game this season. Troy makes 40.9 percent of its field goal attempts, 32.9 percent of its triple tries and drops 67.8 percent of its free-throw attempts this season.

Troy has three players scoring in double figures and is led by junior guard Darian Adams. Adams scores an average of 13.8 points per game with 4.8 caroms and also leads the Hawkeyes with 3.4 assists per game. The junior guard is drilling 36.4 percent of his triple tries this season and is coming off a five-point, seven-rebound and six assist outing in the Trojans home loss to Georgia Southern.

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I will take the Panthers in this matchup. They are a decent road team up against a Trojans team that isn’t very good at home or anywhere else for that matter. I would assume Georgia State will win this game by eight to ten points and mainly because the Trojans offense is one of the worst in basketball and its defense isn’t much better. Georgia State should have its way with Troy and I will be going with Georgia State to defeat the Trojans in this contest.

Prediction: Georgia State

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My math has this one ending at 150 points and that seems to fall a little bit on the high side. The Georgia State defense is pretty solid and up against a bad Troy offense and the Trojans will have a difficult time scoring the basketball. The Panthers play at an above-average tempo and up against the below-average tempo of Troy and I don’t think there will be enough possessions to reach 150 points. I will play UNDER at 150 and above in this matchup.

Prediction: Under

Written By Phil Naessens , "Philly Flash"

Phil Naessens is a professional high-performance tennis coach, writer, and radio host currently based in Cleveland Ohio. Phil is also known as “Fantasy Phil” and has a high level of experience as a former professional Daily Fantasy Sports player with 18 GPP wins. He is now solely focused on sports handicapping and sports betting and has joined OUR TEAM to help everyone win on a consistent basis.