Texas State vs. Appalachian State - 3/11/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Appalachian State Mountaineers (18-14) at Texas State Bobcats (20-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Strahan Coliseum)
The Line: Texas State Bobcats -7 -- Over/Under: 128
The Appalachian State Mountaineers and the Texas State Bobcats meet in college basketball action from Strahan Coliseum on Wednesday.
Coming into this Sun Belt Tournament matchup, Appalachian State sits at 18-14 on the season. The Mountaineers won their last pre-tourney game over LA-Monroe, then beat Coastal Carolina in their opener.
In the win over Coastal Carolina, Appalachian State’s leading scorer was Isaac Johnson, who doubled up on 24 points, 10 rebounds and two assists. Both O’Showen Williams and Justin Forrest each notched 13 points there, combining for eight assists and seven rebounds.
Over on the Texas State side, they’re 20-11 this year. Following a recent five-game winning streak dating back to February 13, Texas State fell in their last game to South Alabama.
In the loss to South Alabama, Texas State’s only double-digit scorer was Mason Harrell with 13 points, three rebounds and three assists. Alonzo Sule chipped in eight points, one assist and seven rebounds there, and Isiah Small and Nijal Pearson each had seven points.
Texas State is 5-1 ATS in their last six Wednesday games and 6-0 ATS in their last six after an ATS loss. The over is 7-3 in Texas State’s last 10 after an ATS loss and the under is 5-0 in their last five Wednesday games.
Meanwhile, Appalachian State is 1-5 ATS in their last six Wednesday games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last six road games. Appalachian State is 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 after an ATS loss and the under is 7-2 in their last nine overall.
Appalachian State put together a pretty well-balanced effort versus Coastal Carolina, and offensively they hit 70 points for the third time in their last five games. At times App State can run with the higher-scoring teams, but realistically they’d probably like to keep the score a little lower.
In any case, Texas State is coming off a dud offensive game (54 points) against South Alabama, which put a stop to what had been a nice scoring run over their previous five games. If Texas State can jump out to an early lead here I don’t think they’ll have too many issues covering.