Georgia State Panthers vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Prediction, 1/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia State Panthers vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Location: Cajundome in Lafayette, LA
TV: Youtube TV
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (10-4) are welcoming the Georgia State Panthers (8-6) at Cajundome on Saturday.
The Georgia State Panthers stepped onto the hardwood against South Alabama and took home the win by a score of 68-58 in their last contest. In relation to fouls, the Panthers ended up with 11 while South Alabama finished the game with 16 fouls. They also made 6 of 20 tries from beyond the perimeter. South Alabama finished the game at 50.0% from the free throw line by making 4 of their 8 attempts. In addition, South Alabama totaled 30 boards (7 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. South Alabama dished out 10 assists and had 2 steals for this contest. In terms of defense, Georgia State allowed the other team to go 38.1% from the floor on 24 of 63 shooting. They also dished out 7 dimes in this contest while creating 11 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they collected 33 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Panthers knocked down 16 of their 18 attempts for a percentage of 88.9%. Georgia State wrapped up the game having earned a 45.3% FG percentage (24 of 53) and made 4 out of their 12 three-point attempts.
Ja'Heim Hudson is one player who came through for the matchup. He finished the game at 66.7% from the field and distributed 2 assists. He was on the court for 30 mins played and also snagged 11 rebounds. He walked away with 18 points on 6 out of 9 shooting.
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Georgia State comes into this one with a record of 8-6 on the season. They currently have an average of 67.6 pts per game (295th in the country) while shooting 41.3% from the floor. The Panthers are hitting 27.7% on 3-pointers (71 of 256) and 73.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Georgia State is snagging 36.3 rebounds per game and has racked up 153 assists this year, which is 343rd in college hoops in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 12.3 times per contest and as a team they commit 16.4 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Panthers have forced 13.3 turnovers every game while drawing 16.9 fouls. They are relinquishing 34.7% on 3-point attempts while they are 46th in D-1 in opponents points per game (63.0). The Panthers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.4% (316 of 782) and they concede 32.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 84th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 159 relinquished for the year.
When they last played, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns took a loss by a score of 70-66 when they faced Old Dominion. The Ragin' Cajuns were able to pull down 24 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 for the contest. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while earning 7 steals in this matchup. Old Dominion was called for 12 personal fouls for this game which got the Ragin' Cajuns to the free throw line for a total of 10 tries. They were able to knock down 7 of those for a rate of 70.0%. In regard to shots from downtown, Louisiana buried 9 out of their 27 attempts (33.3%). Overall, the Ragin' Cajuns ended up shooting 25 for 63 from the field which gave them a rate of 39.7%. The Ragin' Cajuns permitted Old Dominion to convert 24 of 60 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.0% for this contest. They went 47.1% from downtown by shooting 8 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 22 at the free throw line (63.6%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Louisiana permitted Old Dominion to grab 42 in total (14 on the offensive glass).
Jordan Brown was important for the Ragin' Cajuns in this game. He earned 16 points in his 32 mins of playing time and tallied 2 assists for the matchup. He converted 6 of 11 in this contest for a rate of 54.5%, and earned 11 rebounds.
Louisiana has a record of 10-4 so far this year. The Ragin' Cajuns have committed 16.8 fouls every game and they go 71.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.3 times per contest (37th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 12.8 times per contest. Louisiana has tallied 1,143 points so far this season (81.6 per game) and they collect 37.6 boards per game. As an offense, the Ragin' Cajuns are hitting on 48.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 31st in college basketball.
The Louisiana defense allows 33.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (91 of 274) and opponents are knocking down 75.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 11.6 dimes and 32.1 total rebounds per game, which is 116th and 75th in those categories on the defensive end. The Ragin' Cajuns on defense are ranked 263rd in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 72.4. They are able to force 13.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.5% from the field (228th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Georgia State
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