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Appalachian State vs Marshall Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/2/23

Marshall Thundering Herd (18-5) vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers (12-10)
February 2, 2023 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Appalachian State Mountaineers +3 / Marshall Thundering Herd -3 ; Over/Under: 143
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The Marshall Thundering Herd and the Appalachian State Mountaineers meet Thursday in college basketball action from Holmes Center. Marshall sits at 18-5 overall this year. The Herd beat Georgia State on Saturday. As for Appalachian State, they’re 13-10 following a win over Arkansas State in their last game. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Marshall Thundering Herd

Marshall started out on a solid 12-4 run this year, losing to only Queens NC, UNC Greensboro, James Madison and Georgia Southern. The Herd are 6-1 since then with wins over Coastal Carolina, Southern Miss, ODU, Texas State, Arkansas State and Georgia State. 

In the Georgia State game on Saturday, the Herd stormed out to a 56-29 halftime edge. Marshall posted another 47 points from there in a 103-65 blowout win. Andrew Taylor was the leading team scorer on 20 points. 

Appalachian State Mountaineers 

Over on the Appalachian State side, they lost to Campbell, Kennesaw State, Furman, Charlotte, Wake Forest, UCSB, Marshall and Southern Miss in their first 16 games. The Mountaineers are 5-2 since then with losses to GA Southern and Coastal. 

Matched up against Arkansas State on Saturday, the Mountaineers were up 31-25 going into the second half. App State hit a 32-26 run from there and won it 63-51. Terence Harcum led the team on 15 points in the victory. 


I’ll probably stick with Marshall in this one. That said, both these teams have been playing well lately and this should be a good matchup. The Herd are on a great scoring run these days; they’ve hit 73 or more points in eight straight games and have won six of their last seven outings. As for App State, they’re 6-2 in their last eight and have hit 71 or more points in three of their last four. Marshall won 79-53 the last time these teams met up, but I think App State will get closer in this one. I still like the Herd on the cover, though. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Marshall Thundering Herd -3

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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