Georgia Southern Eagles vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Prediction, 1/28/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Southern Eagles vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Location: Cajundome in Lafayette, LA
The Georgia Southern Eagles (12-9) are on their way to Cajundome on Saturday where they will take on the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (16-4).
The Georgia Southern Eagles took the court against Georgia State and took home the win by a score of 58-52 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Eagles ended up finishing with 16 and Georgia State finished the game with 15 personal fouls. They converted 4 out of their 15 attempts from beyond the arc. Georgia State shot 61.5% at the free throw line by converting 8 of 13 shots. In addition, Georgia State snagged 33 rebounds (9 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Georgia State doled out 4 assists and had 5 steals for the matchup. When discussing the defense, Georgia Southern allowed the other team to shoot 35.1% from the field on 20 of 57 shooting. They also dished out 7 assists for this game as well as forcing 16 turnovers and having 7 steals. In regard to grabbing boards, they earned 28 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Eagles buried 8 of their 12 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. Georgia Southern ended with a 39.7% FG percentage (23 of 58) and converted 4 out of their 13 shots from 3-point land.
Jalen Finch is a guy who was a factor in this game. He finished the game at 54.5% from the field and distributed 2 dimes. He played for 33 minutes and also totaled 3 boards. He ended up walking away with 15 points on 6 of 11 shooting.
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Georgia Southern comes into this matchup with a mark of 12-9 for the year. They are averaging 68.2 points per contest (270th in college basketball) while shooting 44.4% from the floor. The Eagles are hitting 28.9% on three-point shots (123 of 426) and 65.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Georgia Southern is snagging 36.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 215 dimes this season, which is 343rd in the country in terms of passing. They are turning it over 11.2 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 15.8 fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Eagles are forcing 13.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.1 fouls. They are relinquishing 33.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 73rd in college basketball in opponents points per game (65.2). The Eagles are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.9% (498 of 1,160) and they concede 34.2 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are 119th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 242 surrendered on the year.
The last time they took the court, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns went home victorious with a score of 60-51 when they played Texas State. When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Louisiana permitted Texas State to snag 30 in all (8 on the offensive side). They finished 20.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 1 of 5 and ended up going 16 of 22 from the charity stripe (72.7%). The Ragin' Cajuns allowed Texas State to convert 17 out of 44 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 38.6% in this game. In all, the Ragin' Cajuns ended up shooting 20 out of 47 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.6%. When talking about 3-point attempts, Louisiana converted 3 out of their 12 tries (25.0%). They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 48.6%. Texas State was called for 21 personal fouls for this game which took the Ragin' Cajuns to the charity stripe for a total of 35 shots. They also coughed it up 7 times, while getting 8 steals in this game. The Ragin' Cajuns snagged 19 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 29 for this game.
Greg Williams pitched in for the Ragin' Cajuns in the matchup. He tallied 22 points in his 33 minutes on the court, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. He made 7 out of 11 for this contest giving him a rate of 63.6%, and tallied 4 rebounds.
Louisiana has a mark of 16-4 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Ragin' Cajuns are hitting on 49.5% from the field, which ranks 9th in college basketball. Louisiana has earned 1,601 points on the season (80.1 per contest) and they average 36.9 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 15.7 times per game (34th in the country) and they are turning it over 12.9 times per contest. The Ragin' Cajuns are responsible for committing 16.4 fouls per game and they go 68.3% from the charity stripe.
The Ragin' Cajuns defensively are ranked 224th in D-1 in PPG given up with 70.8. They are forcing 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 43.8% from the floor (217th in college basketball). The Louisiana defense gives up 34.7% from downtown (131 of 377) and their opponents are converting on 73.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 11.4 assists and 30.5 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 90th and 14th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgia Southern
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