How to watch South Alabama vs. Georgia State basketball game
By Scout Staff
2 min read
Georgia State @ South Alabama
Current Records: Georgia State 6-6; South Alabama 10-5
What to Know
The South Alabama Jaguars are 3-10 against the Georgia State Panthers since January of 2016, but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Thursday. South Alabama and Georgia State will face off in a Sun Belt battle at 9 p.m. ET at Mitchell Center. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this game.
The Jaguars entered their contest against the App. State Mountaineers last week without any home losses — but there’s a first time for everything. South Alabama fell to Appalachian State 72-64.
Meanwhile, Georgia State came up short against the Texas-Arlington Mavericks last Thursday, falling 70-63.
Barring any buzzer beaters, South Alabama is expected to win a tight contest. There could be an interesting gambling play in this one, as they have done quite well against the spread at home this season while the Panthers have struggled against the spread on the road.
The Jaguars are now 10-5 while Georgia State sits at 6-6. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: South Alabama comes into the matchup boasting the 28th most takeaways per game in college basketball at 16.7. But Georgia State is even better: they rank 18th in college basketball when it comes to takeaways, with 17.7 on average. We’ll see if that edge gives the Panthers a route to victory.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Mitchell Center — Mobile, Alabama
- TV: ESPN2
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Jaguars are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Panthers, 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 Jaguars as a 2-point favorite.
Georgia State have won ten out of their last 13 games against South Alabama.
- Feb 27, 2021 – Georgia State 82 vs. South Alabama 73
- Feb 26, 2021 – Georgia State 84 vs. South Alabama 81
- Feb 09, 2021 – South Alabama 70 vs. Georgia State 67
- Jan 30, 2020 – Georgia State 76 vs. South Alabama 73
- Jan 16, 2020 – Georgia State 72 vs. South Alabama 63
- Feb 15, 2019 – Georgia State 90 vs. South Alabama 81
- Jan 17, 2019 – Georgia State 69 vs. South Alabama 66
- Mar 03, 2018 – Georgia State 90 vs. South Alabama 75
- Dec 29, 2017 – South Alabama 86 vs. Georgia State 64
- Jan 30, 2017 – Georgia State 83 vs. South Alabama 80
- Jan 07, 2017 – Georgia State 78 vs. South Alabama 77
- Feb 11, 2016 – South Alabama 79 vs. Georgia State 78
- Jan 09, 2016 – Georgia State 70 vs. South Alabama 55