Louisiana-Monroe vs. Appalachian State - 12/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Appalachian State Mountaineers (2-9) at Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (5-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Fant-Ewing Coliseum)
The Line: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks -10.5 -- Over/Under: 140 See the Latest Odds
The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks and the Appalachian State Mountaineers face off on Thursday in college basketball action.
The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks are 5-7 this season and they have lost five of their last six games. UL-Monroe is averaging 67.5 points and they are shooting 42.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.4 percent. Majok Deng leads ULM averaging 20 points and 7.7 rebounds per game and he is OUT for this one. Travis Munnings is averaging 11.5 points and 8.3 rebounds, Nick Coppola is averaging 10.8 points, and Justin Roberson is averaging 10.3 points. Louisiana-Monroe is a perfect 4-0 at home this season.
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 2-9 this season and they have lost their last six games. App State is averaging 68.5 points per game and they are shooting 40.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 78.3 points and their opponents are shooting 47.7 percent. Frank Eaves leads the Mountaineers averaging 20.1 points per game. Ronshad Shabazz is averaging 9.6 points, Chris Burgess is averaging 8.9 points, and Griffin Kinney is averaging 6.9 points. This looks like it is going to be a tough season for Appalachian State.
UL-Monroe is 5-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games against a team with a losing road record, and 15-7 against the spread against the Sun Belt. Appalachian State is 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games, 4-0 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record, and 3-7-1 against the spread against the Sun Belt.
App State isn’t a good team and I don’t love this pick but this is just a lot of points so I will take them.