Georgia State vs. Louisiana 3/7/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/07/2022 at 9:12 AM ET

The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns play the Georgia State Panthers on Monday in the championship game of the Sun Belt Conference tournament at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Florida. Louisiana defeated Troy 66-57 in the semifinals of the tournament on Sunday. Greg Williams Jr. was the leading scorer for Louisiana with 16 points.

Jordan Brown is the leading scorer and rebounder for Louisiana with averages of 15.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, while Michael Thomas is the leader in assists with an average of 2.5 assists per game. Louisiana has only two players that average double-figures in scoring and as a team the Ragin’s Cajuns are scoring an average of 71.2 points per game, while shooting 42.9% overall and 34.9% from three-point territory.

Georgia State reached the championship game of the Sun Belt Conference tournament with a 71-66 victory over Appalachian State on Sunday. Corey Allen was the leading scorer for Georgia State with 29 points. With the victory on Sunday, Georgia State has won each of the last nine and won two of the three games this season played head-to-head against the Mountaineers.

Corey Allen is leading Georgia State in scoring with an average of 13.4 points per game, while Jalen Thomas is the leading rebounder with an average of 6.2 rebounds per game. Kane Williams is the second leading scorer and the leader in assists with averages of 12.8 points and 3.8 assists per game. Three players for Georgia State are averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team the Panthers are scoring an average of 70.2 points per game.

Georgia State was 2-0 straight up and against spread in its two regular-season meetings against Louisiana. Georgia State has played exceptionally well the final month of the regular season and into the conference tournament as the Panthers are 9-0 straight up and 7-1-1 ATS over the last nine. In contrast, Louisiana has struggled to cover the number, failing to cover seven of the last 10. Final Score Prediction, Georgia State Panthers win and cover ATS 71-60.

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