Southern Alabama vs Georgia Southern Free Betting Pick From Top Handicapper Ryan Worden
These Thursday night games are notoriously wild and high scoring and with these two I don’t expect any different. South Alabama comes into the game with a very good passing attack led by QB Desmond Trotter and his backup who also gets into the game. Both QB’s are very accurate but don’t have to be with two very good wide receivers in Kawaan Baker and Jalen Tolbert. The Jaguars offense has scored 68 points in their last 2 games and average 27 points a game on the season. Look for South Alabama to throw it early and often against a weak Georgia Southern secondary.
On the other side, Georgia Southern wants to run the ball. The Eagles run the ball for chunk plays though, averaging over 6 yards a carry. So don’t be fooled into believing running = low scoring because QB Shai Werts and running backs J.D. King and Wesley Kennedy are looking to score every time they see daylight. In their two losses Southern combined to only score 32 points. But those were against two teams currently in the Top 25. In their other three games The Eagles averaged over 34 points a game. The South Alabama defense is not Top 25 worthy.
This should be a fun matchup between a team that wants to beat you through the air and another that wants to run it down your throat. I’m going to sit back and enjoy the show before I cash my OVER ticket. The Pick: Take The Over.