Appalachian State vs. Troy - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Appalachian State vs. Troy - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Troy Trojans (9-19) at Appalachian State Mountaineers (15-13)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Holmes Convocation Center)

The Line: Appalachian State Mountaineers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 136 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Troy Trojans (9-19, 5-12 CONF) and the Appalachian State Mountaineers (15-13, 9-8 CONF) will meet on Saturday, February 22nd for a Sunbelt Conference matchup at the Holmes Convocation Center in Boone, NC. The game will be played at 4:00 PM eastern time. 

Troy is coming off a 90-60 road loss to Coastal Carolina in their last game. Troy has now lost four in a row, as their last win came against Georgia State on the road on February 1st. Appalachian State is coming off a 78-70 home loss to South Alabama in their last game. Appalachian State has now lost two of their last three games overall, and they currently sit at one game over .500 in conference play. 

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Troy scores 69.5 points per game on 40.1% FG shooting this season. The Trojans’ leading scorer is G Ty Gordon, who scores 12.6 PPG. The Trojans’ leading rebounder is F Nick Stampley, who averages 4.6 RPG. Troy allows 73.3 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -3.8 scoring differential so far this season. Troy also earns 37.1 rebounds, 14.0 assists, 2.9 blocks, and 5.8 steals per game as a team. 

Appalachian State scores 68.3 points per game on 43.1% FG shooting this season. The Mountaineers leading scorer is G Justin Forrest, who scores 17.7 PPG. The Mountaineers leading rebounder is F Isaac Johnson, who averages 7.4 RPG. Appalachian State allows 66.9 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +1.4 point differential so far this season. Appalachian State also earns 35.3 rebounds, 11.9 assists, 2.2 blocks, and 7.5 steals per game. 

Troy is 10-16-1 ATS this season and 2-7-1 ATS in their last ten games. Troy is also 5-9 ATS on the road so far this season. Appalachian State is 13-12-2 ATS this season and 5-4-1 ATS in their last ten games. Appalachian State is also 4-7 ATS at home so far this season.

I like the over in this game due to the total being on the lower side. I think App State has a solid defense, but Troy was able to crack it more than other teams in their first meeting, therefore I like both teams to hit 70 points and the over in this one. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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