Arkansas-Little Rock at Appalachian State: 3/5/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Arkansas-Little Rock at Appalachian State: 3/5/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Knoxville News Sentinel-USA TODAY NETWORK via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Appalachian State Mountaineers (13-11) vs Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (11-14)

Game Info: Friday, March 5, 2021 at 8:30 pm (Hartsell Arena)

Betting Odds: Appalachian State Mountaineers -1 -- Over/Under: 132.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Little Rock Trojans and Appalachian State Mountaineers face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at Hartsell Arena. 

The Little Rock Trojans come into this game with an 11-14 record overall but coming into this game they have lost seven of their last eight games. In the last game against Louisiana Lafayette the defense locked down giving up only 59 points and that led to the ten point victory. Little Rock on the season is averaging 68.7 points per game while their defense is giving up 69.4 points per game. Little Rock is shooting 45.2 percent from the field and 313 percent from behind the three point line. Nikola Maric has been the best player for Little Rock averaging 14.4 points while shooting 53.8 percent from the field but only 15.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Appalachian State Mountaineers who sit with a 13-11 record overall Coming into this game Appalachian State has lost six of their last seven games including their last game against Georgia Southern. In that last game the offense could only manage 53 points and that led to the defeat. Appalachian State on the season is averaging 67.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 68.5 points per game. The Mountaineers are shooting 41.1 percent from the field and 31.2 percent from behind the three point line. Adrian Delph has been the best player for App State averaging 12.4 points while shooting 42 percent from the field and 37.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

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The under is 13-3-1 in Little Rock’s last 17 games against the Sun Belt. Little Rock is 3-12-1 against the spread in their last 16 games against the Sun Belt. Little Rock is 8-3-2 against the spread in their last 13 meetings against Appalachian State. 

These are two teams whose offense hasn't been great and that is going to lead to this game staying well under the total. Look for a low scoring game that stays well under the total. Back the under to cash. 

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Shane’s Pick Under 132.5

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