Appalachian State vs. South Alabama- 2/20/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Appalachian State vs. South Alabama- 2/20/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

South Alabama(16-11) at Appalachian State (15-12)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Holmes Convocation Center)

The Line: Appalachian State -3.5 -- Over/Under: 133 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The South Alabama Jaguars (16-11, CONF 9-7) and Appalachian State Mountaineers (15-12, CONF 9-7) face off in a Sun Belt Conference showdown at the Holmes Center. The visiting team has won the last two games between the Jaguars and Mountaineers.

The Jaguars come into this game hot having won four games in a row, but they have only covered one spread during that stretch. Stats Wise for the Jaguars, they haven’t been all that impressive, especially with the defense giving up 69.3 points per game.

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Over the last five games South Alabama is averaging 70 points per game, while the defense is giving up 67. 

Forward Josh Ajayi is the star of the Jaguars who is averaging 15.9 points while shooting 57.9 points per game. 

The Mountaineers also come into this game hot having won three of the last four games, and six of the last ten games. At home this season the Mountaineers are 8-3 straight up, while averaging 66.2 points and giving up 66.6 points. 

Two games ago App State gave up 76 points to Georgia Southern, and there needs to be better defense in this game, if they want any chance to come away with a win. The Mountaineers are led by guard Justin Forrest who is averaging 18.1 points per game. 

South Alabama is 7-1 ATS in their last eight meetings against App State. The Mountaineers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games. 

The over is 6-2 in the Jaguars last eight games overall. The under is 12-3 in the Mountaineers' last 15 home games. 

This has been a series dominated ATS by the Jaguars and it will happen again. Josh Ajayi is going to have a good game for the Jaguars, and that will lead to a cover of the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick South Alabama +3.5

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