Texas-Arlington @ Georgia Southern
Current Records: Texas-Arlington 7-7; Georgia Southern 7-6
What to Know
After two games on the road, the Georgia Southern Eagles are heading back home. The Eagles and the Texas-Arlington Mavericks will face off in a Sun Belt battle at 3 p.m. ET Saturday at W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse. Georgia Southern is out to keep their four-game home win streak alive.
The matchup between Georgia Southern and the Arkansas State Red Wolves on Saturday was not a total blowout, but with Georgia Southern falling 74-56 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one.
Meanwhile, the Georgia State Panthers typically have all the answers at home, but on Thursday Texas-Arlington proved too difficult a challenge. Texas-Arlington was able to grind out a solid win over the Panthers, winning 70-63.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Eagles are expected to win a tight contest. Now might not be the best time to take Georgia Southern against the spread since they’ve let down bettors for the past two consecutive games.
Georgia Southern is now 7-6 while Texas-Arlington sits at 7-7. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Georgia Southern comes into the contest boasting the 14th highest field goal percentage in college basketball at 49.20%. But the Mavericks have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 38.60%, which places them 28th in college basketball. We’ll see which of these strengths — offense or defense — will win out.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 3 p.m. ET
- Where: W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse — Statesboro, Georgia
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $45.00
The Eagles are a 3-point favorite against the Mavericks, 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 Eagles as a 2.5-point favorite.
Georgia Southern and Texas-Arlington both have five wins in their last ten games.
- Feb 22, 2020 – Georgia Southern 81 vs. Texas-Arlington 61
- Dec 21, 2019 – Georgia Southern 77 vs. Texas-Arlington 74
- Mar 16, 2019 – Texas-Arlington 67 vs. Georgia Southern 58
- Jan 24, 2019 – Texas-Arlington 72 vs. Georgia Southern 67
- Jan 05, 2019 – Georgia Southern 77 vs. Texas-Arlington 64
- Feb 22, 2018 – Texas-Arlington 83 vs. Georgia Southern 63
- Jan 27, 2018 – Georgia Southern 74 vs. Texas-Arlington 59
- Feb 20, 2017 – Texas-Arlington 81 vs. Georgia Southern 71
- Feb 04, 2016 – Georgia Southern 82 vs. Texas-Arlington 73
- Jan 02, 2016 – Texas-Arlington 92 vs. Georgia Southern 72