Georgia Southern Eagles (7-4) at Appalachian State Mountaineers (7-4)
College Basketball: Friday, January 8, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Holmes Convocation Center)
The Line: Appalachian State Mountaineers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 134 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Georgia Southern Eagles and Appalachian State Mountaineers meet Friday in college basketball action at the Holmes Convocation Center.
The Georgia Southern Eagles look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Georgia Southern Eagles are averaging 79.5 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Zack Bryant is averaging 15.1 points and 2.3 rebounds while Eric Boone is averaging 12 points and 3.6 rebounds. Elijah McCadden is the third double-digit scorer and Kaden Archie is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Georgia Southern Eagles are shooting 27.2 percent from beyond the arc and 63.1 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Southern Eagles are allowing 39.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are averaging 73.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 58 points on 39 percent shooting. Adrian Delph is averaging 12.1 points and 1.5 assists while Donovan Gregory is averaging 11.5 points and 4.7 rebounds. Kendall Lewis is dishing 1.7 assists and Michael Almonacy is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game.
The Mountaineers are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 home games and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 Friday games. The over is 4-1 in Eagles last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Mountaineers last 6 overall. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are probably the better team here and get after it defensively, but they're also not covering numbers and are at a disadvantage offensively. The Georgia Southern Eagles are a top-40 team in the country when it comes to shooting from the field, and they have multiple guys who can takeover a game at any given time. Appalachian State should be favored, but Georgia Southern packs some value in the underdog role with the way it shoots the ball.