Georgia State Panthers vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Appalachian State Mountaineers (9-15) at Georgia State Panthers (18-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm (GSU Sports Arena)
The Line: Georgia State Panthers -18 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgia State Panthers have revenge on their mind when the Appalachian State Mountaineers visit.
The Appalachian Mountaineers have gone from a top four threat to a non factor in a matter of weeks with defeats in five of six where season long scoring and defensive issues have caught up to them. The Mountaineers are coming off of an 81-68 loss at Texas-Arlington where a two ppoint lead vanished under the Mavericks 49-34 run. UTA held a 49%-45% shooting advantage and 12 more looks at the basket that resulted in a hefty eigh baskets. Frank Eaves shouldered the Appalachian State attack with 20 points with Tommy Spagnolo adding ten points and eight boards. Landon Goesling and Griffin Kinney combined for 16 points but a rare scoring night went for naught.
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The third place Georgia State Panthers need to win out and get some help if they expect to capture a second straight Sun Belt championship. The Panthers have what it takes with plenty of scoring and stopping power at the defensive end of the floor. The surging Panthers have won seven of eight after cruising past South Alabama 79-51 on Thursday night. A 43-23 second half run broke open a loosely competitive contest where the Jaguars were limited to 29% marksmanship. The 47.5% shooting Panthers enjoyed an additonal 18 more looks thanks in large part to 17 USA giveaways. When the smoke cleared RJ Hunter has scored a contest high 18 points and posted eight helpers followed by Marcus Crider with 21 points and seven pulls. Jordan Session rounded out the top contributors with eleven points.
The Mountaineers are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. Appalachian State are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Panthers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. win. Georgia State are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. I see no value in either side so I'll take the points but they won't be enough if the Panthers play well...