Appalachian State vs South Alabama Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/2/23

South Alabama Jaguars (16-15) vs Appalachian State Mountaineers (15-15)

Game Info: Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 12:30 pm (Pensacola Bay Center)

Betting Odds: South Alabama Jaguars -3.5 -- Over/Under: 130 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Appalachian State Mountaineers and South Alabama Jaguars face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown in the Sun Belt Tournament at the Pensacola Bay Center. When these two teams faced off on February 11th it was South Alabama that secured the 74-57 victory. 

Appalachian State Betting Preview

Appalachian State comes into this game with a 16-15 record overall and they have gone 14-14 against the spread. In the last game against Georgia Southern, Appalachian State scored 64 points and they ended up losing by nine points. CJ Huntley finished with 14 points and five rebounds. Appalachian State is averaging 70.5 points while their defense is giving up 64.5 points per game. Donovan Gregory is averaging 12.5 points while shooting 42.4 percent from the field and 25.8 percent from behind the three point line. 

South Alabama Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is South Alabama who sits with a 16-15 record overall and they have gone 18-11 against the spread. In the last game against Louisiana Lafayette, South Alabama scored 64 points and that led to the ten points defeat. Two games ago against Texas State, South Alabama scored 76 points and they lost by nine points. South Alabama is averaging 70.8 points while their defense is giving up 65.3 points per game. Isaiah Moore is averaging 18.5 points while shooting 53.3 percent from the field and 20 percent from behind the three point line. 

Appalachian State vs South Alabama Trends

Appalachian State is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games following an against the spread loss. The over is 5-0 in the Mountaineers' last five games. The over is 8-2 in the Jaguars last 10 neutral site games. 

Shane's Free Pick

Appalachian State struggled in the last game against South Alabama scoring only 57 points, and in the last game overall their offense again wasn’t good enough. South Alabama however hasn’t had enough offense as of late, and their lack of scoring is going to lead to this game being lower scoring. Back the under to cash here. This is one my favorite plays on the board. 

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

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