Sun Belt Tournament Betting: Offense-Defense Showdown in Georgia State vs. UT Arlington
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Sun Belt Championship Betting Odds: UT Arlington-Georgia State
- Spread: Georgia State -4
- Total: 138
- Time: 2 p.m. ET
- TV: ESPN2
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It was hardly unexpected that two of the top teams in the Sun Belt would reach the conference tournament final.
Both teams received a rare triple bye into the semifinals to set this up. Each team eliminated its Saturday opponents by at least nine points — UT Arlington as a 4.5-point underdog to Georgia Southern.
Georgia State has defeated UT Arlington twice already this year, but the Mavericks have out rebounded Georgia State by a plus-27 margin over their two losses to the Panthers.
But this game will be an offense vs. defense showdown.
Georgia State will continue to rely on its offensive strengths. The Panthers are first in the Sun Belt in effective field goal percentage, 3-point percentage and steals. Those numbers trump UT Arlington’s struggle at 10th in effective field goal percentage.
GSU takes a ton of 3s and though it rarely uses its bench, tired legs won’t be a factor in this game since it received a bye straight to the semifinals.