South Alabama Jaguars vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Appalachian State Mountaineers (6-14) at South Alabama Jaguars (8-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Mitchell Center)
The Line: South Alabama Jaguars -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Appalachian State Mountaineers will travel to play the South Alabama Jaguars in a Sun Belt game on Saturday.
The South Alabama Jaguars are 8-12 (3-6) and are coming off of a win against Troy by a score of 66-58. South Alabama has lost 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 9th in the Sun Belt standings. South Alabama does have a win against Texas-Arlington, who has the 2nd best overall record in the conference. South Alabama is averaging 69.7 points per game while giving up 74 points per game. South Alabama is also averaging 37 rebounds per game and 11 assists per game. Ken Williams is averaging 14.4 points per game and 3.1 assists per game for South Alabama. Georgi Boyanov is averaging 10.9 points per game and 7.6 rebounds per game for the Jaguars. South Alabama is shooting 63% on free throws, 33.2% on three-pointers, and 41.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 6-14 (4-5) and are coming off of a win against Troy by a score of 75-71. Appalachian State has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently in 7th in the Sun Belt standings. Appalachian State is averaging 70.1 points per game while giving up 76.6 points per game. Appalachian State is also averaging 36.3 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game. Frank Eaves is averaging 21.3 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game for Appalachian State. Ronshad Shabazz is averaging 10.8 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Mountaineers. Appalachian State is shooting 70.4% on free throws, 37.4% on three-pointers, and 40.8% on all field goal attempts.
Appalachian State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record. Appalachian State is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The over is 5-1 in Appalachian State’s last 6 games. South Alabama is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. South Alabama is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 4-0 in South Alabama’s last 4 home games.
Appalachian State has played better in their last few games, but will be on the road here. Both teams are similar in points scored and points allowed. Appalachian State has played well on the road, while South Alabama hasn’t been very strong at home of late. I like Appalachian State to keep their momentum going and get the job done here.