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Looking for Texas State Bobcats vs. Georgia State Panthers NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Bobcats taking on the Panthers on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Bobcats Panthers matchup.
24-8 (3-0 N) Texas State Bobcats vs. Georgia State Panthers 22-9 (2-1 N)
Date: Saturday, March 16th, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM ET
Venue: Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana
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The top-seeded Georgia State Panthers will play their first game of the Sun Belt tournament on Saturday afternoon versus the Bobcats of Texas State. The Panthers enter this matchup not only winners of four straight games to end the season, but, they picked up a huge win over the third-seeded team in the Georgia Southern Eagles in their last matchup of the season.
On the other hand, the Texas State Bobcats are the second seed in the Sun Belt Conference tournament as they struggled coming down the stretch. In all, Texas State has dropped two of their last three game, yet were able to pick up a momentum building win over the South Alabama Jaguars in the first round of the Sun Belt tournament.
Texas State Bobcats
And while Pearson is averaging 17 points per game for the Bobcats on the season, he was only able to obtain 12 points in their conference tournament matchup versus the Jaguars of South Alabama. On the other hand, Trey Lorenz Nottingham along with Alex Peacock led the team with 19 and 17 points, respectively.
In all, Texas State not only heavily outrebounded the Jaguars in this contest, but forced 20 turnovers on the night for South Alabama as well. And while they were not on fire on the offensive end, the Bobcats were able to shoot 45% compared to just 42% for the Jaguars.
Leading scorer in Pearson has certainly slowed down a bit recently for the Bobcats as his shooting percentage has dipped to around 43% on the year. In fact, he is averaging only 11 points per game in the last five outings for Texas State.
Georgia State Panthers
Georgia State’s Kane Williams led the team with 22 points in their victory over the Eagles of Georgia Southern in their last outing while leading scorer on the season in D’Marcus Simonds struggled in going 6-17 from the floor while also pouring in 20 points in the win.
Malik Benlevi recorded a double-double in this contest by ending with 18 points while grabbing 10 rebounds for Georgia State. Williams (11 ppg) along with Simonds (19 ppg) have each had outstanding seasons for the Panthers while Benlevi continues to average 11 points along with six rebounds on 48% shooting along with 41% shooting from long-range on the year.
In their last meeting, the Bobcats were able to pull away from the Panthers in the second half as they outscored them by a 39 – 26 margin during this time. Devin Mitchell led Georgia State in scoring with 20 points while Simonds struggled on the night in ending with 15 points.
In this contest, the Panthers shot decently from the floor, however allowed 27 points to leading scorer Nigel Pearson en route to the loss.
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- Under is 8-2 in GSU last 10 neutral site games.
Free Texas State Bobcats vs. Georgia State Panthers NCAAB Prediction:
I expect the Panthers to come out victorious in this contest by an 87-80 score in the end. In all, they were able to pull out a convincing win over the Bobcats in their last outing. With so much on the line in this instance, look for the focus and intensity to be there for this showdown as well.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Georgia State by 7
Georgia State enters this matchup will most of the momentum after ending the season on a winning note. The Bobcats remain to be a dangerous team, however, has really lost their way lately. In all, it will not be a great time to matchup with such a dangerous team in the Panthers.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Texas State 80 – Georgia State 87
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