Appalachian State vs. Arkansas State - 1/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas State Red Wolves (6-8) at Appalachian State Mountaineers (4-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Holmes Convocation Center)
The Line: Appalachian State Mountaineers -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas State Red Wolves and Appalachian State Mountaineers play at the Holmes Convocation Center.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves have lost four straight games and play their ninth true road game. On the season, Arkansas State is averaging 63.6 points on 41.3 percent shooting and is allowing 67.9 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Anthony Livingston is averaging 15.1 points and 8.5 rebounds while Cameron Golden is averaging 15.1 points and 3.3 assists. Sean Gardner is the third player averaging double-digit points and P.J. Hardwick is dishing 6.3 assists. The Arkansas State Red Wolves have six players averaging at least 6.4 points, and they’re shooting 70.2 percent from the line and 33.3 percent from downtown. Defensively, Arkansas State is allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in four straight games.
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers have lost seven of their last eight games and look for their second conference win. On the season, Appalachian State is averaging 64.4 points on 40.4 percent shooting and is allowing 72.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Frank Eaves is averaging 16.2 points and 3.2 rebounds while Tommy Spagnolo is averaging 10.7 points and 7.2 rebounds. Chris Burgess is dishing 2.5 assists and Dustin Clarke is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Appalachian State Mountaineers have four players averaging more than five points, and they’re shooting 71 percent from the line and 29.9 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Appalachian State is allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 73 or more points in four of its last six games.
The Red Wolves are 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 vs. Sun Belt and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss. The Mountaineers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games.
We have two teams that are looking to end brutal losing stretches. In this case, I'm going to take the home team and the small chalk.