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Appalachian State vs Georgia Southern 1/12/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Georgia Southern Eagles (10-7) vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers (8-8)
January 12, 2023 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Appalachian State Mountaineers -4 / Georgia Southern Eagles +4; Over/Under: +128
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The Georgia Southern Eagles and Appalachian State Mountaineers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Holmes Convocation Center. The Georgia Southern Eagles look for their 11th win. The Appalachian State Mountaineers look for their 10th win.

The Georgia Southern Eagles are averaging 69.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Andrei Savrasov is averaging 12.9 points and 6.5 rebounds, while Jalen Finch is averaging 10.4 points and 3.6 rebounds. Kaden Archie is the third double-digit scorer and Tai Strickland is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Georgia Southern Eagles are shooting 28.1 percent from beyond the arc and 65.8 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Southern Eagles are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.

The Appalachian State Mountaineers are averaging 74.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 64.9 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Tyree Boykin is averaging 11.9 points and 1.4 assists, while Donovan Gregory is averaging 11.2 points and 3.9 rebounds. Terence Harcum is dishing 1.2 assists and CJ Huntley is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game.

The Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mountaineers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The under is 62-28 in Eagles last 90 Thursday games. The under is 5-1 in Mountaineers last 6 overall.

The Appalachian State Mountaineers aren’t playing well at the moment, but you can argue they’re the better team overall, and they’re tough to deal with at home. The Georgia Southern Eagles are a mess offensively on the road, where they lose by an average of 8.6 points. The line is reasonable. Give me Appalachian State and the chalk.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Appalachian State Mountaineers -4

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