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Georgia State vs. BYU Cougars Prediction 12/16/2023

The Georgia State Panthers (4-5) travel to face off against the BYU Cougars (9-1) on Saturday, December 16th. This game will be played at Marriott Center in Provo and televised on ESPN+. Both Georgia State and BYU will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 ET.

Georgia State Panthers vs BYU Cougars

The Georgia State Panthers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Georgia State, who has a record of 4-5 this season, will be playing against BYU today. In their last ten road games, including those from last year, Georgia State has gone 2-8. Prior to today’s matchup, Georgia State holds a 4-4 record against the spread (ATS). On away games, the Panthers are 3-3 vs. the spread, while at home they are 1-1 ATS.

So far, Georgia State’s games have averaged 152 points per game with the average over/under line being 149 points. When analyzing the Panthers’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 147 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.

The BYU Cougars Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In today’s matchup against Georgia State, BYU, who currently has a record of 9-1, will be looking to improve their away record of 2-1. At home, they have a perfect 5-0 record. BYU has a winning ATS record, sitting at 7-1. In their last five games, they are 3-2 against the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 10 games, BYU has an over/under record of 2-6-0, with their games averaging 149.8 points per game on average. The Cougars have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 152 points per game.

Georgia State Offense Breakdown

The Georgia State offense is coming off a game where they scored 60 points against Mercer. They posted a field goal percentage of 43.6% and connected on 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Lucas Taylor, who is averaging 14.1 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Toneari Lane also maintains a PPG average of 12.4 heading into game.

Lucas Taylor (G) 14.1 2.2 1.6
Toneari Lane (G) 12.4 2.1 1.0
Jay’den Turner (F) 10.9 8.4 1.0

BYU Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the BYU offense ended with 69 points against Utah. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 36.6% and made 7 threes. Offensively, the Cougars hold a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, placing them 90th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 99th in terms of percentage and 1st in three-pointers made.

Jaxson Robinson (G) 18.0 2.9 1.5
Spencer Johnson (G) 11.6 6.1 4.3
Noah Waterman (F) 11.2 7.1 1.1

Georgia State Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Georgia State defense is giving up an average of 75.8 points per contest. Georgia State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Mercer offense to knock down 49% of their shots on their way to putting up 64 points.

BYU Team Defense

The Cougars’ defense is presently ranked 11th nationally, allowing an average of 60.7 points per contest. BYU’s three-point defense is currently 16th in the country at 4.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.4% of their shots vs. BYU.

Panthers vs Cougars Trends

  • Although Georgia State has a straight up record of 0-3 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 0-3. The team averaged 64 points per game in these games.
  • BYU has played well in their previous five home games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 74 points per game while allowing 63. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-1-1.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Panthers have a straight up record of 0-3 and an ATS mark of 1-2.
  • BYU has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games.

Panthers vs Cougars Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Cougars vs. Cougars game, we suggest taking the Cougars at -24.5. Even though our predictions have the Cougars winning 75-70, we see the Panthers as the better choice on the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 149.5 and given that our model is projecting 145 points between the teams, we like the under.

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