Louisiana vs. Georgia Southern Sun Belt Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023
The No. 2 seed Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (23-7, 13-5 Sun Belt) are favored by 9.5 points in the Sun Belt Tournament when they face off the No. 7 seed Georgia Southern Eagles (17-15, 9-9 Sun Belt) Saturday at Pensacola Bay Center, starting at 8:30 PM on ESPN+. The winner moves one game closer to claiming a guaranteed place in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has an over/under of 139.5.
Louisiana vs. Georgia Southern Odds
- Louisiana odds to win: -467
- Georgia Southern odds to win: +358
- Spread: Louisiana (-9.5)
- Total: 139.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Time: 8:30 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Pensacola, Florida
- Venue: Pensacola Bay Center
Who Will Win Louisiana vs. Georgia Southern?
Louisiana and Georgia Southern Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
When it has played as at least 9.5-point favorites this season, Louisiana is 2-3 against the spread.
In games it has played as at least a 9.5-point underdog this season, Georgia Southern is 1-2 against the spread.
These two teams average a combined 148.1 points per game, 8.6 more points than the total of 139.5 set for this game.
Louisiana and Georgia Southern have seen their opponents average a combined 1.8 fewer points per game than the over/under of 139.5 set in this matchup.
The average total in Louisiana’s games this year is 10.6 more points than the total of 139.5 in this game.
The average point total for the Eagles this year is 3.8 points fewer than this game’s over/under.
The Ragin’ Cajuns have a 14-13-0 record against the spread this season.
So far this year, the Eagles have compiled a 16-14-0 record against the spread.
Louisiana Stats & Insights
Louisiana outscores opponents by 8.1 points per game (scoring 79.1 per game to rank 29th in college basketball while giving up 71 per outing to rank 204th in college basketball) and has a +242 scoring differential overall.
Louisiana comes out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 5.9 boards. It is collecting 34.1 rebounds per game (51st in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 28.2 per outing.
The Ragin’ Cajuns make 7.2 three-pointers per game (203rd in college basketball) at a 37.7% rate (25th in college basketball), compared to the 6.3 their opponents make while shooting 35.1% from deep.
Louisiana’s 101.4 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 20th in college basketball, and the 91 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 164th in college basketball.
When playing at home, the Ragin’ Cajuns are scoring 12.8 more points per game (85.6) than they are when playing on the road (72.8).
Georgia Southern Stats & Insights
Georgia Southern is outscoring opponents by 2.3 points per game, with a +74 scoring differential overall. It puts up 69 points per game (251st in college basketball) and allows 66.7 per outing (79th in college basketball).
Georgia Southern grabs 32.3 rebounds per game (143rd in college basketball), compared to the 31.8 of its opponents.
Georgia Southern makes 6.4 three-pointers per game (286th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 6.8. It shoots 32% from deep, and its opponents shoot 32.3%.
Georgia Southern’s 91.4 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 241st in college basketball, and the 88.3 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 90th in college basketball.
The Eagles are putting up more points at home (70.8 per game) than away (67.6).
Louisiana Key Players to Watch
The scoring and rebounding leader for the Ragin’ Cajuns is Jordan Brown, who accumulates 19.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
Louisiana’s best passer is Themus Fulks, who averages 6.1 assists per game to go with his 9.3 PPG scoring average.
Greg Williams Jr. makes more threes per game than any other member of the Ragin’ Cajuns, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of two per contest.
Williams and Brown lead Louisiana on the defensive end, with Williams leading the team in steals averaging 1.1 per game and Brown in blocks averaging 1.3 per contest.
Georgia Southern Key Players to Watch
Andrei Savrasov holds the top spot on the Eagles leaderboards for both scoring and rebounding with 14.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
Jalen Finch’s assist statline leads Georgia Southern; he dishes out 3.7 assists per game.
Tyren Moore is the top shooter from deep for the Eagles, hitting 1.8 threes per game.
Georgia Southern’s leader in steals is Finch with 1.4 per game, and its leader in blocks is Kamari Brown with 0.8 per game.
Louisiana vs. Georgia Southern Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Georgia Southern (+9.5)
- Pick OU:
Louisiana 74, Georgia Southern 68
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