Georgia Southern Eagles (5-1) vs Arizona Wildcats (4-2)Date : 11/29/2018
Time : 9:00 pm EST
Location : McKale Center, Tucson, Arizona
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Georgia Southern Eagles vs Arizona Wildcats
The Eagles of Georgia Southern will travel to McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona, to battle the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday night at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Eagles come into this matchup having a stellar season thus far, yet losing their last outing to East Tennessee State by a 69 – 64 final as the Eagles were not able to capitalize on 21 turnovers for the Buccaneers as they would ultimately pick up their first loss of the 2018 campaign.
The Arizona Wildcats are also coming off a loss to the Auburn Tigers at home by a 73-57 score as Tthey continued to struggle on both sides of the court as their offense shot 42% from the floor while their defense continue to blow assignments consistently throughout the contest.
Georgia Southern Eagles's Latest Performance :
Georgia Southern suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of East Tennessee State in their last outing as they only shot 40% from the field while making only six of 23 attempts from 3-point range for the night. Nonetheless, the number one catalyst for the loss was due to their inability to rebound the ball as they lost in this area by a 44 – 29 margin for the game. Tookie Brown along with Quan Jackson led the team with 18 and 16 points, respectively, as the Eagles will look to put this game behind them in which to pick up an all-important victory over there Pac-12 opponent in Arizona on Thursday night.
And with their offense being the tip of the spear in picking up victories in 2018, the Eagles may indeed be in for a solid night versus the Wildcats as Arizona has certainly giving up its fair share of points to his opponents early on in the season. Despite this, the Eagles must be able to return to form on offense after a lackluster performance in the last outing in which to make this game competitive.
Arizona Wildcats's Latest Performance :
Arizona began the season at 4-0 before running into the top-ranked team in the nation in the Gonzaga Bulldogs as well as the Auburn Tigers, a team that is also very solid in its own right. Nonetheless, after losing two straight, the Wildcats now find themselves struggling at this time of the season and will certainly like to get back on track versus the Georgia Southern Eagles on Thursday night. The problem is that the Eagles, much like the high-scoring Bulldogs and Tigers, are averaging 92 points per game this season while sporting a 5-1 record, despite a loss to East Tennessee State in their last outing.
With that being the case, the focus must indeed be there for Arizona as this will certainly not be an easy contest to win. In fact, if Arizona plays anything reminiscent of how they did in their last match up, this game may be over early as they allowed the Auburn Tigers to shoot 54% on the night as Bryce Brown led Auburn with 19 points for the game while going 4-8 from 3-point range. On the other hand, the Wildcats were led by Brandon Randolph along with Justin Coleman with 18 and 16 points, respectively, in the loss. Finally, Arizona went 10-25 from 3-point range, yet allowed Auburn to also shoot 40% from 3 point range as well.
How Georgia Southern Eagles & Arizona Wildcats Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Georgia Southern is4 – 1 ATS while the Ou is 3 – 2
Arizona is3 – 3 ATS while the OU is 1-5
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This game will be pivotal for the Arizona Wildcats in that they will be looking to end a disastrous two-game losing streak. On the other hand, the Georgia Southern Eagles will also be looking to go into McKale Center in which to pick up a victory after losing their first game of the season to East Tennessee State in their last outing. With that being the case, look for both teams to be focused in this matchup as I expect the Eagles to establish themselves on the offensive end early on. On the other hand, with Arizona struggling to score at this point, as well, look for them to also push the pace a bit in which to pick up some easy baskets early.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Georgia Southern Eagles
My reason for the pick :
While Arizona will certainly play solid on the offensive end in this matchup, look for the Eagles to also perform well as they will certainly be looking to get back on track after their last loss. And while both teams will attempt to push the pace a bit, this game will likely turn into a low-scoring affair to where both teams will cool off as the game progresses, thus playing into the hands of the Arizona Wildcats. Nonetheless, I will back to Georgia Southern Eagles in this matchup as I feel as though despite the home team’s effort to slow down the pace of the game, the visitors will continue to hit critical shots at pivotal moments with in the game, thus allowing them to win in the end.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the under in this contest as Georgia Southern will continue to match buckets with Arizona throughout this match up; however, the total will not surpass its set limit. Again, the Eagles come into this game averaging over 90 points per game and while Arizona has had its tendency to have mishaps on the defensive side of the court, expect them to perform much better versus the Eagles as the under will certainly be the play in this contest.
Betting trends for Georgia Southern Eagles:
- Under is 45-19 in Eagles last 64 Thu. games.
Under is 13-6 in Eagles last 19 road games.
Betting trends for Arizona Wildcats:
- Under is 7-1-1 in Wildcats last 9 non-conference games.
Under is 13-3-1 in Wildcats last 17 overall.
Under is 16-5-1 in Wildcats last 22 home games