Georgia Southern at Appalachian State: 3/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Georgia Southern at Appalachian State: 3/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Appalachian State Mountaineers (18-13) vs Georgia Southern Eagles (13-15)

Game Info: Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 8:30 pm (Pensacola Bay Center)

Betting Odds: Appalachian State Mountaineers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 130 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Georgia Southern Eagles and Appalachian State Mountaineers face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown in the Sun Belt Tournament at Pensacola Bay Center. When these two teams faced off on February 10th it was the Mountaineers that won 65-61. 

Adrian Delph was the top player for App State scoring 19 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Georgia Southern was led by Andrei Savrasov who finished with 13 points. 

Georgia Southern comes into this game with a 13-15 record overall and they have gone 12-13 against the spread. Georgia Southern faced off with Coastal Carolina on Thursday and the Eagles were able to win 70-64. Georgia Southern is averaging 66.7 points while their defense is giving up 65.7 points per game. Elijah McCadden has been the top player for Georgia Southern averaging 11.8 points while shooting 49.3 percent from the field and 22.2 percent from behind the three point line. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Appalachian State Mountaineers who sit with an 18-13 record and they have gone 15-12-1 against the spread. The Mountaineers are having a nice season, but they are coming off a loss in their last game. Against Arkansas State, Appalachian State only scored 26 points in the second half, and that led to the two point defeat. The Mountaineers are averaging 66.7 points while their defense is giving up 62.4 points per game. Adrian Delph has been the top player for Appalachian State averaging 17.3 points while shooting 41.9 percent from the field and 39.7 percent from behind the three point line. 

Appalachian State is 6-0 against the spread in their last six games against a team with a losing straight up record. Georgia Southern is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games played on Saturday. The over is 5-1 in Georgia Southern’s last six games. The under is 5-1 in Appalachian State’s last six games. 

Appalachian State struggled in the last game but they are still the much better team in this matchup. Look for Georgia Southern’s offense to struggle, and that will be the difference as Appalachian State cruises to the victory. Back the Mountaineers against the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Appalachian State -4.5

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