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Georgia Southern vs. Appalachian State - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Appalachian State Mountaineers (8-10) at Georgia Southern Eagles (13-4)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Hanner Fieldhouse)

The Line: Georgia Southern -9.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Appalachian State Mountaineers and Georgia Southern Eagles meet Thursday at the W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse.

The Appalachian State Mountaineers hope to keep things rolling after winning four straight games. On the season, ASU is averaging 64.3 points on 39.5 percent shooting and are allowing 69.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Frank Eaves is averaging 18.1 points and 1.6 assists while Tommy Spagnolo is averaging 11.2 points and 7.5 rebounds. Chris Burgess is dishing 2.9 assists and Dustin Clarke is grabbing four rebounds. The Appalachian State Mountaineers have four players averaging at least 6.4 points, and they’re shooting 69.9 percent from the line and 31.7 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Appalachian State is allowing 5.1 threes per game and has given up 64 or less points in five of its last six games.

Georgia Southern vs. Appalachian State -  College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Georgia Southern Eagles are also on a bit of a hot streak with wins in six of their last seven games. On the season, GSU is averaging 70.7 points on 42.4 percent shooting and are allowing 60.1 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Jelani Hewitt is averaging 19.8 points and 3.5 assists while Trent Wiedeman is averaging 12.2 points and 6.4 rebounds. Eric Ferguson is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Curtis Diamond is shooting 36.8 percent from the field. The Georgia Southern Eagles are a defensive team allowing 6.2 threes per game and allowing 62 or less points in six of their last nine games. Offensively, Georgia Southern is shooting 72.8 percent from the line and 32.1 percent from beyond the arc.

Appalachian State is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road and 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Georgia Southern. Georgia Southern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home and 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Appalachian State.

It's about time the Georgia Southern Eagles win and cover the spread against the Appalachian State Mountaineers. The Eagles are the better team on both sides of the ball and have a decent home crowd that should get them over the top. Look for GSU to win by double digits here.

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Georgia Southern Eagles -9.5

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