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Appalachian State vs. South Alabama - 3/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

South Alabama at Appalachian State
Date & Time Saturday March 9, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)
Holmes Convocation Center
Boone, North Carolina
The Line
Appalachian State Mountaineers -4 O/U: 149.5
TV Channel
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Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

The South Alabama Jaguars and the Appalachian State Mountaineers will meet up on the college basketball circuit Saturday.

The Jaguars enter this one at 14-16 overall. South Alabama is 2-2 over their last four games, taking out Troy and Texas State with losses to UT-Arlington and Coastal Carolina in that time.

In the loss to the Chanticleers, South Alabama forward Trhae Mitchell led the way on 22 points with four rebounds and four assists. Also in double-figures for the Jaguars there was Josh Ajayi with 13 points and four rebounds.

Over on the Appalachian State side, they’re 11-19 this year. The Mountaineers had a three-game losing streak going versus Georgia State, GA Southern and UL Monroe but they’ve won their last two versus Louisiana and Troy.

In the win over the Trojans, App State’s Tyrell Johnson led the team on 16 points with four rebounds. Justin Forrest also had a pretty nice game for the Mountaineers with his 15 points, four rebounds and three steals.

The Jaguars are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight after a straight-up loss and 5-1 ATS in their last six Saturday games. South Alabama is 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 overall and 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 after an ATS loss.

Meanwhile, the Mountaineers are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 after an ATS loss and 10-25 ATS in their last 35 after a straight-up win. App State is 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and the under is 4-1 in their last five overall.

The good news for the Jaguars is that they’ve scored at least 70 points in their last two games, which is a nice turnaround from the high of 68 they had in the pair prior to that. South Alabama got a 79-73 win the last time these teams met up, but that was way back on January 3.

With the Mountaineers getting a couple of good games under their collective belt, and with a nice home lift, I like Appalachian State to manage some revenge and cover here.

Appalachian State Mountaineers -4

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