The Georgia Southern Eagles visit the South Alabama Jaguars to face off in a primetime matchup on Thursday night. Both teams were defeated last week and hope to get back on track with a bounce-back victory. The Jaguars average 26 points per game with 356.2 total yards of offense, while the Eagles average 24.8 points per game along with 380.8 total yards on offense.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Jaguars as three-point favorites, down half a point from the opening Georgia Southern vs. South Alabama odds. The over-under for total points is set at 49.5. Before finalizing any South Alabama vs. Georgia Southern picks, make sure you check out the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,800 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 7 of the 2021 season on a 19-7 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Georgia Southern vs. South Alabama and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's CFB picks. Here are the college football odds and betting lines for South Alabama vs. Georgia Southern:
- Georgia Southern vs. South Alabama spread: South Alabama -3
- Georgia Southern vs. South Alabama over-under: 49.5
- Georgia Southern vs. South Alabama money line: Georgia Southern +140, South Alabama -160
- GS: The under is 9-3 in Georgia Southern's last 12 Thursday games
- SALA: The Jaguars are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games
Why Georgia Southern can cover
South Alabama allows 120.6 rushing yards per game and senior running back Logan Wright has had two monster performances so far on the year. In the season opener against Gardner-Webb, Wright had a season-high 26 carries for 177 yards with four touchdowns. Against Arkansas State a couple weeks back, Wright had 10 carries for a season-high 210 yards and two touchdowns.
Sophomore running back Jalen White also dominated Arkansas State's defense. White had 13 carries for 157 yards and two touchdowns while averaging a whopping 12.1 yards per rush. Last week Texas State rushed for 212 yards with two touchdowns against South Alabama, so expect the Eagles to be run-heavy on Thursday night.
Why South Alabama can cover
Teams have struggled to pass the ball against the Jaguars' defense. They allow 190.2 yards through the air. South Alabama's defense has only allowed four passing touchdowns and 20 points per game. Senior safety Tre Young is tied for third in total tackles with 19, including 13 solo. Young leads the team with two interceptions while swatting two passes away.
Junior cornerback Darrell Luter Jr. leads the secondary with six pass breakups while snagging one interception on the year. Senior linebacker Jamal Brooks has also caught an interception and returned it 56 yards to the house for a score. The Eagles only average 127.5 passing yards per game.
How to make Georgia Southern vs. South Alabama picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, projecting 46 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only get the model's picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Georgia Southern vs. South Alabama? And which side of the spread hits over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out.