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Appalachian State vs Texas State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/16/23

Texas State Bobcats (12-15) vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers (13-13)
February 16, 2023 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Appalachian State Mountaineers -3.5 / Texas State Bobcats +3.5; Over/Under: +121.5
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The Texas State Bobcats and the Appalachian State Mountaineers meet in college basketball action from the Thomas Convocation Center on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Appalachian State is listed as a 3.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -190. The total for this game is set at 121.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

Texas State’s 68-66 win over App State back on February 3rd, 2022, made it 5 wins in the last 6 meetings for the home team.


Texas State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following an ATS loss. Appalachian State is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games against a team with a losing record and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.


I’m not rushing to the window to bet this game, but I’m sticking with the Mountaineers at home here. Texas State has just been a very tough team to back on the road, and while App State hasn’t been completely dominant at home, they’ve been good enough and find ways to get the job done more often than not. I’ll side with App State laying the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Appalachian State -3.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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