G. Southern vs. S. Alabama Prediction
Two struggling Sun Belt teams that could each use a win collide this evening when South Alabama plays host to Georgia Southern. Which team will grab a cover tonight at 7:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
303 Georgia Southern vs. 304 South Alabama
Thursday, October, 3, 2019
7:30PM ET – Ladd-Peebles Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Georgia Southern is favored on the road, as the Eagles are getting odds of -10 points against the Jaguars. The over/under total is listed at 45.5 points. The public betting currently has 58 percent going on Georgia Southern as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
South Alabama needing a win
South Alabama has dropped three straight games following a 30-17 loss to Louisiana-Monroe this past weekend. The Jaguars are 1-4 overall, 0-1 in the Sun Belt, 2-3 against the spread and 4-1 with the under.
The Jaguars are putting up just 16.8 points and 333.4 yards per game on offense this year, while the defense is giving up 31.2 points and 402.6 yards per contest. Running back Tra Minter has been leading the team with 432 rushing yards and two touchdowns while quarterback Cephus Johnson has thrown for 514 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 192 yards and four scores. Kawaan Baker is the team’s leading receiver with 12 catches for 227 yards and two touchdowns.
Eagles on a slide
Georgia Southern isn’t off to a great start to the year, as the Eagles are just 1-3 through their first four games and 0-1 in the Sun Belt after a loss to Lafayette last weekend. The Eagles are also 1-3 against the spread and 3-1 with the over.
The Georgia Southern offense is pretty weak, averaging just 21.3 points and 251.5 yards per game. That includes just 49.8 passing yards per game. Defensively, the Eagles are giving up 36.3 points and 413.3 yards per contest. Logan Wright is leading the ground game with 248 yards and two touchdowns while quarterback Justin Tomlin has run for 193 yards and two scores while throwing for 162 yards. Matt LaRoche has also rushed for 190 yards.
College Football Betting Trends
The Jaguars are 11-26-1 ATS in their last 38 conference games and 4-17 ATS in their last 21 games following a cover.
The Eagles are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games following a failed cover and 1-7 ATS in their last eight games on fieldturf.
Georgia Southern has dominated this series, winning and covering in five straight against South Alabama. The Jaguars haven’t been able to produce more than 17 points in a single meeting while Georgia Southern as scored at least 48 in three of the last four encounters. The two closes games did come at South Alabama, but Georgia Southern still won both by at least 15. Georgia Southern has played the better competition to this point and I think that will show tonight. Road games with LSU and Minnesota should help them against a Jaguars team that has struggled already against lesser competition.
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