Appalachian State vs. Troy - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Troy Trojans (9-12) at Appalachian State Mountaineers (8-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Holmes Convocation Center)
The Line: Appalachian State Mountaineers -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Troy Trojans and Appalachian State Mountaineers meet Saturday at the Holmes Convocation Center.
The Troy Trojans look to tie a season-high with a third straight victory. On the season, Troy is averaging 64.8 points on 41.3 percent shooting and is allowing 68.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Musa Abdul-Aleem is averaging 15.3 points and 4.1 rebounds while Wesley Person Jr. is averaging 14.3 points and 3.1 rebounds. Kevin Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Bilbo is dishing 2.7 assists. The Troy Trojans have six players averaging at least 7.8 points, and they’re shooting 67.5 percent from the line and 33.5 percent from deep. Defensively ,Troy is allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in four straight games. The Troy Trojans are 3-7 SU on the road.
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers look to get to .500 in Sun Belt play after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Appalachian State is averaging 63.5 points on 38.9 percent shooting and is allowing 70.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Frank Eaves is averaging 17.5 points and 4.3 rebounds while Tommy Spagnolo is averaging 10.7 points and 7.4 rebounds. Chris Burgess is dishing 2.8 assists and Dustin Clarke is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Appalachian State Mountaineers have four players averaging at least 5.8 points, and they’re shooting 70.5 percent from the line and 31 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Appalachian State is allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in five of its last eight games.
The Trojans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The Mountaineers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
Troy is just not a good team whatsoever on the road and should struggle with the Mountaineers defense that's played solid as of late. I'll take the home team here and the reasonable chalk.