Georgia State Panthers vs Troy Trojans Prediction, 1/8/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia State Panthers vs Troy Trojans
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021
Location: Trojan Arena in Troy, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia State (-10)
The Troy Trojans (6-5) host the Georgia State Panthers (7-2) at Trojan Arena on Friday. Troy opens this matchup as 10-point underdogs. The total has been set at 139.
Georgia State steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 7-2 for the season. They are turning it over 10.6 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Georgia State is pulling in 38.6 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 162 dimes this season, which is 47th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Panthers are connecting on 37.0% on 3-point shots (85 of 230) and 61.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 88.2 pts per contest (9th in the nation) on 49.0% from the floor. Defensively, the Panthers are forcing 16.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.9 fouls. They are 191st in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 114 relinquished this season. The Panthers are giving up a field goal percentage of 39.8% (227 of 571) and they relinquish 41.1 boards per game as a team. They give up 31.6% on three-point shots and they are 266th in college basketball in opponents PPG (74.1).
The Georgia State Panthers stepped onto the hardwood against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and notched a win by a score of 70-62 in their last game. Georgia State finished the contest with a 48.1% field goal percentage (25 of 52) and converted 7 of their 19 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Panthers buried 13 of 23 tries for a percentage of 56.5%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 30 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 16 assists in this matchup while earning 10 steals and 2 blocks. In terms of the defense, Georgia State allowed the other team to shoot 48.1% from the field on 25 of 52 shooting. Coastal Carolina distributed 11 dimes and had 7 steals in this contest. In addition, the Chanticleers pulled down 34 rebounds (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Coastal Carolina shot 62.5% when shooting free throws by burying 10 of their 16 attempts. They knocked down 10 of 25 tries from beyond the arc.
Corey Allen is someone who was a contributor in this matchup. He accounted for 22 points on 8 of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 27 minutes and snagged 6 boards. Allen walked away from this one shooting 57.1% from the floor and also totaled 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a contributor in this matchup for the Panthers was Kane Williams. He snagged 3 rebounds and collected 6 assists. He shot 38.5% from the floor for this contest by shooting 5-of-13 (19 points). When the final whistle was blown, Williams was on the hardwood for 34 minutes.
Troy has a win-loss mark of 6-5 this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Trojans are shooting 38.3% from the field, which is 333rd in the country. Troy has accounted for 676 pts for the year (61.5 per game) and they average 37.2 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 10.3 times per game (321st in college hoops) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.9 times per game. The Trojans are responsible for committing 17.1 fouls every game and they hit 67.9% from the charity stripe. The Trojans are ranked 88th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 65.8. The Troy defense allows 34.9% on shots from beyond the arc (82 of 235) and their opponents are converting on 63.1% of their foul shots. They have given up 12.2 dimes and 34.8 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 139th and 164th in those categories on the defensive end. They are forcing 13.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the floor (173rd in Division 1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Troy Trojans took a defeat with a final score of 90-59 when they faced the Appalachian State Mountaineers. The Trojans earned 24 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 27 in this contest. They turned away 3 shots while earning 5 steals for the matchup. The Mountaineers earned 13 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Trojans to the free throw line for a total of 9 attempts. They were able to make 7 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 77.8%. Pertaining to shots from downtown, Troy knocked down 8 of their 25 tries (32.0%). Overall, the Trojans walked away from this one shooting 22 out of 49 from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.9%. The Trojans permitted the Mountaineers to convert 34 out of their 62 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.8% in the matchup. They shot 57.7% from distance by hitting 15 of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 7 out of 14 at the charity stripe (50.0%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Troy permitted Appalachian State to pull down 33 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Nick Stampley ended up being important for the Trojans in the matchup. He converted 8 of 14 in the game for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, which gave him 19 points. Stampley totaled 6 boards in his 29 minutes and earned 2 dimes in this contest. An additional guy that was important for Troy was Kam Woods. He ended up with 14 points in his 29 minutes on the court via 4 out of 9 from the floor in the matchup. Woods ended up shooting 44.4% from the floor while also totaling 2 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Troy (+10) and under 139 points
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