The No. 2 seed Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (23-7, 13-5 Sun Belt) and the No. 7 seed Georgia Southern Eagles (17-15, 9-9 Sun Belt) will try to advance in the Sun Belt tournament on Saturday as they square off at 8:30 PM.
Saturday’s matchup between the Ragin’ Cajuns and the Eagles sees the Ragin’ Cajuns as a strong, 9.5-point favorite. A 139-point over/under is set for the matchup.
Louisiana vs. Georgia Southern Odds
Point Spread for Louisiana vs. Georgia Southern
The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with bookmakers listing Louisiana as the favorite.
Louisiana vs. Georgia Southern Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Louisiana has -467 odds to pick up the win, while Georgia Southern is listed at +358 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 139 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Pensacola, Florida
- Arena: Pensacola Bay Center
Louisiana vs. Georgia Southern Betting Trends
Louisiana has 14 wins against the spread in 27 games this year. The Ragin’ Cajuns have come away with 19 wins in the 21 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Louisiana’s games this year have hit the over 56.7% of the time (17 out of 30 games with a set point total).
In Georgia Southern’s 30 games this season, it has 16 wins against the spread. The Eagles have gone 7-12 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 36.8% of those games). Georgia Southern’s games this season have gone over the point total 50% of the time (15 out of 30 games with a set point total).
Louisiana vs. Georgia Southern Key Players to Watch
Jordan Brown paces the Ragin’ Cajuns with 19.8 points per contest and 8.3 rebounds, while also posting 1.8 assists. Terence Lewis II averages 10.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1 assists per game, shooting 61.6% from the field. Greg Williams Jr. posts 13.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game, shooting 49.3% from the floor and 40.7% from downtown with 2 made 3-pointers per contest. Themus Fulks paces the Ragin’ Cajuns at 6.1 assists per game, while also posting 2.9 rebounds and 9.3 points. He is eighth in college basketball in assists.
Andrei Savrasov paces the Eagles in scoring (14.2 points per game) and rebounding (7.4), and puts up 1.3 assists. He also delivers 1.4 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Jalen Finch is the Eagles’ top assist man (3.7 per game), and he contributes 10.8 points and 3.6 rebounds. Tyren Moore is posting 9.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest, making 37.1% of his shots from the floor and 34.1% from 3-point range, with 1.8 triples per game. Carlos Curry is averaging 7.5 points, 7 rebounds and 0.2 assists per contest, making 60% of his shots from the floor.
What you need to know about the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns
Louisiana has compiled a 10-8-0 conference record against the spread this season. On offense, the Ragin’ Cajuns are averaging 79.1 points per game (29th-ranked in college basketball). They are surrendering 71 points per contest at the other end of the court (204th-ranked). This year, Louisiana is averaging 34.1 rebounds per game (51st-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 28.2 rebounds per contest (32nd-ranked).
Louisiana is sinking 7.2 three-pointers per game this season (203rd-ranked in college basketball), and it owns a 37.7% three-point percentage (25th-best). So far this year, the Ragin’ Cajuns are allowing 6.3 three-pointers per game (64th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 35.1% (262nd-ranked) from three-point land.
The Ragin’ Cajuns have a 5-5 record against the spread while finishing 7-3 overall over their past 10 contests. Louisiana has hit the over in six of its past 10 contests. On offense, Louisiana has struggled over its last 10 games, scoring 77.2 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 79.1 it has racked up over the course of this year. Louisiana has been slightly suspect on the defensive end of the floor recently, allowing 71.5 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 71 it has conceded this season.
What you need to know about the Georgia Southern Eagles
Georgia Southern and its opponents have combined to hit the over 10 out of 19 times this year in Sun Belt play. The Eagles score 69 points per game and allow 66.7, ranking them 250th in the nation on offense and 78th defensively. Georgia Southern collects 32.3 rebounds per game and concede 31.8 boards, ranking 142nd and 232nd, respectively, in the nation.
Georgia Southern is 287th in the country in 3-pointers made (6.4 per game) and 303rd in 3-point percentage (32%). Defensively, the Eagles are 127th in the country in 3-pointers allowed per game at 6.8. They are 88th in 3-point percentage allowed at 32.3%.
The Eagles are 7-3 against the spread and 5-5 overall in their past 10 contests. Four of Georgia Southern’s past 10 outings have gone over the total. Georgia Southern has fared better offensively over its past 10 games, generating 70.9 points per contest, 1.9 more than its season average of 69. The Eagles have performed worse defensively over their last 10 games, allowing 69.4 points per contest, 2.7 more points their than season average of 66.7.
Louisiana vs. Georgia Southern Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this game is Louisiana, and we predict that Georgia Southern will cover the spread (Louisiana -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 139 points.
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