Georgia Southern Eagles | Sun Belt (East)

Overview

Conference Analysis
Win Division (+615), Win Conference (+1650)
SSA Model Pick: Conference (Low Confidence)
The Eagles are coming off of a disastours 2-10 season which saw Tyson Summers fired after 6 games. But with 18 starters back and now under the direction of Chad Lunsford, the Eagles have to be taken seriously in the Sun Belt. While it is unlikely that the Eagles will take the conference, at +1650 there is limited value in them as a dark horse.

Win Total Analysis
5.5 wins (-125/105)
SSA Model Pick: Over (High Confidence)
If our model thinks that Georgia Southern has a shot to win the conference you know our model thinks they’ll go over 5.5 wins. Under the direction of Willie Fritz this team won 9 and 8 regular season games respectively in ’14 and ’15. Lunsford will have the Eagles looking much more like those ’14 and ’15 teams as opposed to the ’16 and ’17 squads. Our model call for 6.4 wins, almost an entire win over the Southpoint line.

Team Summary

Power Rating: 65.5
Coach: Chad Lunsford
Returning Starters: 18
National Ranking: 103
Coach Ranking: 119
Talent Ranking: 86

Projections Summary

Conf Win Prob: 6%
Div Win Prob: 13%
Projected Record: 6.4 – 5.6
Conference Record: 4.4 – 3.6

Win Total Scenarios

Schedule

Sat, Sep 1SC St93%
Sat, Sep 8UMASS56%
Sat, Sep 15@ Clemson1%
Sat, Sep 29Ark St38%
Sat, Oct 6S Alabama70%
Thu, Oct 11@ Tx St70%
Sat, Oct 20@ N Mex St50%
Thu, Oct 25App St42%
Sat, Nov 3@ ULM46%
Sat, Nov 10Troy45%
Sat, Nov 17@ Coastal69%
Sat, Nov 24@ GA St57%