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College Football Betting Preview: Georgia State Panthers vs. Georgia Southern Eagles

October 26, 2023


A pair of Sun Belt East rivals will square off on Thursday night when the Georgia State Panthers travel to Statesboro, Georgia to face the Georgia Southern Eagles at Allen E. Paulson Stadium with the game airing at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN 2 in week 9 of the college football season.

The Georgia State Panthers enter this game with a record of 6-1 following a 20-17 win on the road against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns while covering the 3-point spread as a road underdog by winning the game outright in week 8 of the college football season. Georgia State scored 20 points while compiling a total of 343 yards offensively which included 214 passing yards and 129 rushing yards while allowing 17 points and 289 total yards defensively which included 124 passing yards and 165 rushing yards. Darren Grainger led the team in passing, completing 17 of 22 attempts for 211 yards and two touchdowns while adding 18 rushing yards on nine attempts. Marcus Carroll led the team in rushing with 26 carries for 110 yards while adding two receptions for 55 yards. Tailique Williams led the team in receiving, catching six of seven targets for 81 yards.

The Georgia Southern Eagles enter this game with a record of 5-2 following a 38-28 win at home against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks while failing to cover the 16.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 8 of the college football season. Georgia Southern scored 38 points while compiling a total of 417 yards offensively which included 242 passing yards and 175 rushing yards while allowing 28 points and 432 total yards defensively which included 404 passing yards and 28 rushing yards. Davis Brin led the team in passing, completing 20 of 36 attempts for 240 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Jalen White led the team in rushing with 26 carries for 164 yards and two touchdowns while adding three receptions for 13 yards. Khaleb Hood led the team in receiving, catching eight of 12 targets for 98 yards.

BookMaker has the Georgia Southern Eagles listed as 2.5-point favorites at home against the Georgia State Panthers on Thursday night in week 9 of the college football season. Georgia State has won six of the nine games all-time including the previous three meetings while going 5-4 ATS all-time and 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Georgia State Panthers are 5-2 ATS overall, 3-0 ATS on the road, 2-0 ATS as an underdog, and 3-1 ATS in conference games this season while the Georgia Southern Eagles are 4-3 ATS overall, 3-1 ATS at home, 4-1 ATS as a favorite, and 1-2 ATS in conference games on the year.

Georgia State has been one of the better teams in the Sun Belt this season with a record of 6-1 and has been the better team in the series winning six of the nine games all-time while also covering the spread in the last three meetings. The Panthers have also been the better team this season at covering the spread going 5-2 ATS overall while the Eagles are 4-3 ATS overall. Buy the .5 point and take the points with the Georgia State Panthers when they travel to face the Georgia Southern Eagles. 

Spooky Express Play: Georgia State Panthers +3