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How and what to watch for Georgia State vs. South Alabama

Both Sun Belt teams are vying to put at least one more check in the win column as the season winds down.

Georgia State Panthers helmets sit on the ground during the game between the Georgia State Panthers and the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks on November 7, 2020 at Center Parc Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Sun Belt football schedule continues to roll near its conclusion with the Georgia State Panthers heading on down to Mobile to take on the South Alabama Jaguars on Saturday.

The up-and-down Panthers nearly pulled off a surprise upset of first-place Appalachian State last week, falling 17-13 in a defensive stalemate where a 10-yard Camerun Peoples touchdown run late in the fourth ultimately pulled the Mountaineers ahead. Georgia State has alternated wins and losses all year.

The Jaguars have been spiraling as of late, dropping three straight games which have included respective blowout losses to Coastal Carolina (6-23) and Louisiana (10-38). The Desmond Trotter-led USA offense was ineffective against the Ragin’ Cajuns, mustering only 268 yards of total offense in 31 minutes of possession time and converting onlt six-of-18 on third down.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Georgia State vs. South Alabama on Saturday, November 21st at 4:00 p.m. ET on ESPNU, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Georgia State (-3.5) vs. South Alabama
Point Total: O/U 58
Money line: Georgia State (-155), South Alabama (+128)

  • South Alabama has failed to cover the spread in each of its last six day games against teams from Georgia.
  • Seven of South Alabama’s last eight games have gone UNDER the total points line.
  • Georgia State covered as an 8.5 point favorite in last year’s matchup between the two programs. The UNDER of 57 hit in a 28-15 Georgia State victory.

Betting splits

Georgia State: (88% of handle, 62% percent of bets)
South Alabama: (12% of handle, 38% percent of bets)

The Best Bet

Both teams find themselves near the bottom of Bill Connelly’s SP+ rankings with Georgia State clocking in at 93 and South Alabama at 111. While State has been inconsistent, they’ve topped 30 points in five of their seven games and have crossed the 40-point threshold three times. Expect them to cover the 3.5 points against a South Alabama team that has struggled offensively.

Pick: Georgia State (-3.5)

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