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Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Troy Trojans - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Troy Trojans (9-17) at Appalachian State Mountaineers (6-20)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Holmes Convocation Center)

The Line: Appalachian State Mountaineers -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Appalachian State Mountaineers host the Troy Trojans in a Sun Belt tilt on Saturday afternoon.

The Troy Trojans have been playing some of their beast basketball the past few weeks but this is a case of too little, too late. The Trojans have won three of four to up their record to 4-11 in the conference after downing South Alabama 61-54 as a 2.5 point road dog on Tuesday. The Trojans opened the game with a 27-14 first half and then held off a Jaguars late comeback attempt. USA was held to 26% from the floor but 21 Troy turnovers helped lead the way to 25 more looks at the basket to prevent the blowout. Troy prevailed on 42.6% accuracy with a few more threes and free throws making the difference. Wesley Person Jr. saved the Trojans with a game high 28 points and seven boards on 11-20 with John Walton and Jordan Varnado combining for 17 points and 15 rebounds.

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Troy Trojans - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Appalachian State Mountaineers seemed like they were going to be more of a factor in the Sun Belt but six consecutive defeats has the team staring at a 4-11 league mark. The Mountaineers defense let them down in a 75-71 home loss to South Alabama as a 5.5 point favorite Thursday where the Jaguars pulled away late. The Mountaineers connected at less then 31% with a 26-33 effort at the stripe keeping this competitive but the 43% shooting of USA accounted for five more baskets which was decisive. Frank Eaves gave ASU 27 points on 7-20 with Ronshad Shabazz netting 12 points on 5-12. Emarius Logan scored eleven while three others added between 5-6 points.

The under is 10-1 in Troy last 11 overall and  is 10-1 in their last 11 vs. Sun Belt. The under is 7-3 in Appalachian State last 10 Saturday games. Don’t stare at the numbers to long because it might hurt your eyes…

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