College basketball odds on Georgia State may be lower this season as the Panthers have three starters returning and a new head coach.
Experts that bet basketball odds see that former Mississippi head coach Rod Barnes takes over. Many college basketball odds experts expect Georgia State to improve immediately with Barnes at the helm.
College basketball odds experts see that junior guard Leonard Mendez established himself as one of the conference’s top backcourt performers last season after netting 13.8 points per game and hitting a league-best 47.5 percent of his shots from beyond the arc. Basketball odds experts see that sophomore guards Trae Goldston and Norman Mitchell will battle for the starting spot at the point. Experts that bet college basketball odds see that the Panthers feature size and experience up front. Junior forward Rashad Chase (8.5 ppg) is a two-year starter who led the team in rebounding (5.9 rpg) last season as college basketball odds experts remember. Senior center Deven Dickerson (4.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg) is a good shot-blocker and provides an imposing presence in the post according to those that bet college basketball odds. Senior Justin Billingslea (2.3 ppg) and sophomore Kevin Lott provide depth according to college basketball odds experts.
College basketball odds fans may remember that Barnes had three trips to the NCAA with Ole Miss and four to post-season play. Experts that bet college basketball odds believe the offense will be built around guard Leonard Mendez. Many college basketball odds experts believe that Mendez will get support from Dickerson, Chase and Billingslea. Basketball odds experts also see that Barnes has already brought in four transfers who will be eligible next year. The key for Barnes will be to get scoring beyond what Mendez provides. The inside game must have more of an impact if Georgia State is to compete for the top of the conference. That means players like Dickerson and Chase must step up their games.
College basketball odds experts believe things are looking up at Georgia State. The 2007-2008 season should be better for college basketball odds fans that look at the Panthers. The better news according to basketball odds experts is that next year looks even brighter for Georgia State in the CAA.