Texas State vs. Appalachian State - 2/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Appalachian State Mountaineers (6-17) at Texas State Bobcats (9-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Strahan Coliseum)
The Line: Texas State Bobcats -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Appalachian State Mountaineers and Texas State Bobcats meet Thursday at the Strahan Coliseum.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers could use a win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are averaging 70.8 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 77.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Frank Eaves is averaging 20.1 points and 2.3 assists while Ronshad Shabazz is averaging 11.7 points and 3.8 rebounds. Chris Burgess is dishing 2.4 assists and Griffin Kinney is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Mountaineers are allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Appalachian State Mountaineers have lost 13 of their last 15 road games.
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The Texas State Bobcats need a win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Texas State Bobcats are averaging 63.3 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 65.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Kavin Gilder-Tilbury is averaging 12.8 points and two assists while Emani Gant is averaging 12.2 points and 7.4 rebounds. Ethan Montalvo is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Naylor is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Texas State Bobcats are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The Bobcats are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Texas State Bobcats have split their last 16 home games.
The Mountaineers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Bobcats are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Both teams are struggling big time and could use a big victory heading into March. Texas State has more scoring depth that Appalachian State and plays its best ball on its home court. Give me the Bobcats and the reasonable number.