Appalachian State vs. Texas State - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas State Bobcats (7-4) at Appalachian State Mountaineers (2-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Holmes Convocation Center)
The Line: Appalachian State Mountaineers +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas State Bobcats and Appalachian State Mountaineers meet Saturday at the Holmes Convocation Center.
The Texas State Bobcats look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Texas State Bobcats are averaging 68.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 58.3 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Emani Gant is averaging 13.4 points and 6.6 rebounds while Kavin Gilder-Tilbury is averaging 12.5 points and 2.1 assists. Ethan Montalvo is dishing 1.5 assists and Cameron Naylor is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Texas State Bobcats are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free throw line. Texas State is allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Texas State Bobcats have lost 10 of their last 14 road games.
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers need a win in order to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are averaging 66.7 points on 39.7 percent shooting and allowing 77.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Frank Eaves is averaging 19.4 points and 2.2 assists while Ronshad Shabazz is averaging 9.7 points and 3.2 rebounds. Chris Burgess is dishing 1.9 assists and Griffin Kinney is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. Appalachian State is allowing 39.2 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The Appalachian State Mountaineers have split their last 10 home games.
The Bobcats are 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 Saturday games and 9-20-1 ATS in their last 30 road games. The Mountaineers are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. Sun Belt and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS win.
Appalachian State isn't a good basketball team and that doesn't matter if its at home or not. Texas State heads into this matchup red hot and should be able to extend Mountaineers losing streak to double digits.