Georgia Southern @ Arkansas State
Current Records: Georgia Southern 7-5; Arkansas State 9-3
What to Know
Get ready for a Sun Belt battle as the Georgia Southern Eagles and the Arkansas State Red Wolves will face off at 5 p.m. ET Saturday at First National Bank Arena. Arkansas State will be strutting in after a victory while Georgia Southern will be stumbling in from a defeat.
The Eagles’ 2021 ended with a 78-66 loss against the Little Rock Trojans on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Arkansas State made easy work of the Lyon Scots last week and carried off an 88-66 win.
Georgia Southern is expected to lose this next one by 4.5. Those burned by picking them against the spread on Thursday might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
Georgia Southern is now 7-5 while the Red Wolves sit at 9-3. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Eagles enter the game with 9.3 steals per game on average, good for 34th best in college basketball. Less enviably, Arkansas State has allowed their opponents an average of 7.6 steals per game, the 53rd most in college basketball. In other words, they will need to work extra hard to take care of the ball.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 5 p.m. ET
- Where: First National Bank Arena — Jonesboro, Arkansas
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $24.00
The Red Wolves are a 4.5-point favorite against the Eagles, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Red Wolves as a 3.5-point favorite.
Georgia Southern have won five out of their last eight games against Arkansas State.
- Mar 05, 2021 – Arkansas State 62 vs. Georgia Southern 58
- Mar 03, 2020 – Arkansas State 76 vs. Georgia Southern 75
- Mar 02, 2019 – Georgia Southern 81 vs. Arkansas State 70
- Feb 03, 2018 – Arkansas State 91 vs. Georgia Southern 89
- Jan 04, 2018 – Georgia Southern 80 vs. Arkansas State 49
- Feb 25, 2017 – Georgia Southern 72 vs. Arkansas State 60
- Feb 18, 2016 – Georgia Southern 90 vs. Arkansas State 59
- Jan 30, 2016 – Georgia Southern 71 vs. Arkansas State 66