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Where: W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse, Statesboro, GA
When: Friday, February 15, 9:00 PM. ET.
The Georgia Southern Eagles will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Troy Trojans on Friday night.
Trojans Trying To Snap Four-Game Road Losing Streak
The Trojans have struggled this season, particularly on the road where they have lost eight of the 11 games they have played. They will be trying to snap their four-game road losing streak and pick up their second win in their last three games when they face the Eagles on Friday.
Recap | Troy comes up short at Georgia State.
— Troy Trojans MBB (@TroyTrojansMBB) February 14, 2019
Troy has played well offensively, averaging 76.2 points per game. The team is shooting 47 percent from the field and 34.7 percent from three-point range.
Jordon Varnado leads the way for the Trojans with 21.4 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Alex Hicks is averaging 12.5 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, while Javan Johnson averages 10.4 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.
The Trojans have struggled defensively and are giving up 75.9 points per game. They gave up 78 points per game in their last two games and need to play better to give themselves a chance to beat the Eagles.
Eagles Going For Third Win In Four Games
The Eagles have played well this season and currently find themselves in fourth place in the Sun Belt Conference, 1.5 games behind conference-leading Texas State. They will be trying to reduce their deficit in the standings and pick up their third win in their last four games when they face the Trojans on Friday.
FIRST LOOK : @GSAthletics_MBB with the ten point win Wednesday night. Eagles top South Alabama 75-65. @CalvinWishart with four three pointers and a career high 14 points in the win. @WJCLNews @SunBelt pic.twitter.com/XuaTvc9nry
— Frank Sulkowski WJCL (@TheBigGuyWJCL) February 14, 2019
Georgia Southern has done a great job on the offensive end, averaging 83.7 points per game. The team is shooting 50 percent from the field and 33.5 percent from three-point range.
Tookie Brown leads the way for the Eagles with 17.5 points and 5.1 assists per game. Quan Jackson is averaging 16.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, while Ike Smith is averaging 14.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
The Eagles haven’t played as well on the defensive end and are giving up 77.4 points per game. They gave up 65 points in their last game and will need a similar effort to get past the Trojans on Friday.
Georgia Southern is:
- 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Sun Belt.
- 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games.
- 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Eagles have played well against the spread, winning four of their last six games against teams with losing records. The Trojans have struggled against the spread, losing four of their last six games against Sun Belt opponents and three of their last four road games.
Prediction: Georgia Southern Eagles
Full-Game Total Pick
The Trojans have played over the total in four of their last five games and in their last eight games against teams with winning records. The Eagles have played over the total in four of their last five games against teams with losing records.
Half-Time Side Pick
The Eagles will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Trojans in the first half of their last three games, averaging 43 points per game while the Trojans average 35 points per game.
Prediction: Georgia Southern Eagles
Half-Time Total Bet
The Trojans and Eagles are averaging 78 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.