Check out our free Georgia State vs Appalachian State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Boone. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Georgia State vs Appalachian State Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 26th Betting Odds
Panthers vs Mountaineers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Georgia State Panthers at Appalachian State Mountaineers
- Where: Boone at Holmes Convocation Center
- Date: Thursday, January 26th
- Betting Odds: Georgia State +6.5, GAST +236 | APPLST -303 O/U 126.5
Georgia State will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Appalachian State in order to snap their current 2 game losing streak. So far, the Panthers have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 0-6. For the season, Georgia State has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 1-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Panthers being +6.5 point underdogs.
Important to the outcome of the game, is if Dwon Odom will be able to suit up for the Panthers’. Heading into play, Odom leads the team at 14.61 points per game. So far, he has an effective field goal percentage of 47.9% while also adding 4.89 rebounds. Even if Dwon Odom ends up playing, Georgia State will be counting on Ja’Heim Hudson to continue his solid play for the team. Currently, Hudson is the Panthers’ second leading scorer at 10.8 points per game. So far, he has hit 47.7% of his field goal attempts.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Georgia State this season, as they are currently ranked 222nd in college basketball at 70.6 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Panthers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.9%, placing them 328th in the NCAA.
Through 21 games, the Appalachian State Mountaineers have an overall record of 11-10. Currently, the Mountaineers have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 7-5. The Mountaineers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6.5 points in their favor. For the season, Appalachian State has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 3-4.
Appalachian State’s leading scorer this season is Donovan Gregory, who is averaging 11.95 points per contest. So far, Gregory has accounted for 15.5% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.7 rebounds per game and 4.45 assists. Terence Harcum is the second leading scorer for the Mountaineers, averaging 10.24 points per game. Between him and Harcum, they are accounting for 29.4% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Appalachian State this season, as they are currently ranked 338th in college basketball at 66.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Mountaineers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.3%, placing them 293rd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Appalachian State Mountaineers -6.5
Heading into this matchup, with the Appalachian State Mountaineers sitting as -6.5 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as Appalachian State and Georgia State are averaging 8.24 and 7.68 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that Appalachian State has historically performed well against the spread at home, going 6-3-1 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Mountaineers to cover at -6.5.