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South Alabama vs Appalachian State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/2/23

Appalachian State Mountaineers (15-15) vs. South Alabama Jaguars (16-15)
March 2, 2023 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: South Alabama Jaguars -4.5 / Appalachian State Mountaineers +4.5; Over/Under: +129.5
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers and the South Alabama Jaguars meet in college basketball action from the Pensacola Bay Center on Thursday as part of the Sun Belt conference tournament. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


South Alabama is listed as a 3.5-point home favorite while the total for this game is set at 130.5 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

South Alabama’s 74-57 win over App State back on February 11th, 2023 snapped Appalachian State’s two-game head-to-head win streak in this matchup.


Appalachian State is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. South Alabama is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss while the over is 8-2 in their last 10 neutral site games.


I’m leaning towards South Alabama laying the points here. The Jaguars were just in better form to close out the year and App State’s inconsistent play makes it hard to trust them especially in a conference tournament with everything on the line. I think South Alabama gets it done here so give me the Jaguars.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: South Alabama -4.5

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