Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Georgia State Panthers - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia State Panthers (12-4) at Appalachian State Mountaineers (4-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Holmes Convocation Center)
The Line: Appalachian State Mountaineers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Georgia State Panthers will travel to play the Appalachian State Mountaineers in a Sun Belt game on Thursday.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 4-13 (2-4) and are coming off of a win against Arkansas State by a score of 86-72. Appalachian State has won two of their last 3 games and is tied for 7th in the Sun Belt standings. Appalachian State is averaging 67.7 points per game while giving up 76 points per game. Appalachian State is also averaging 36 rebounds per game and 10.9 assists per game. Frank Eaves is averaging 20.3 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for Appalachian State. Ronshad Shabazz is averaging 9.3 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game for the Mountaineers. Appalachian State is shooting 68.9% on free throws, 36% on three-pointers, and 39.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Georgia State Panthers are 12-4 (5-2) and are coming off of a win against Georgia Southern by a score of 69-66. Georgia State has won 5 of their last 6 games and is in 4th place in the Sun Belt standings. Georgia State is averaging 66.2 points per game while giving up 62 points per game. Georgia State is also averaging 30.6 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game. Jeremy Hollowell is averaging 15.1 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game for Georgia State. Kevin Ware is averaging 13.2 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Panthers. Georgia State is shooting 69.4% on free throws, 33.8% on three-pointers, and 45.4% on all field goal attempts.
Georgia State is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Thursday games. The under is 5-1 in Georgia State’s last 6 road games. Appalachian State is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. Appalachian State is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Thursday games. The over is 7-2 in Appalachian State’s last 9 Thursday games.
Georgia State has played very well in conference play and I expect them to come out and take the win here. Georgia State plays much better defense than Appalachian State, but Appalachian State has the rebounding advantage. Georgia State is a good shooting team and I am picking them to win this one.