Against the Spread Pick
The Georgia State Panthers and Appalachian State Mountaineers will be going head-to-head for the second time this season. Appalachian State had home-court advantage on Jan. 2 but still went down 69-60. The Mountaineers are turning the ball over 13.7 times per game and shooting just 65.6 percent from the free-throw line. They committed a ridiculous 24 turnovers in last month’s meeting with the Panthers, 16 of which were steals by the visiting team. Georgia State has curiously lost twice to Troy but is 6-1 against all other teams since Jan. 9. Kane Williams (13.7 ppg) is averaging 18.0 ppg over the past two outings. The Panthers are 19-9-1 ATS in their last 29 overall, 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 at home, 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 against opponents with winning records, and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 at home against opponents with losing road records. Go with GEORGIA STATE.
Over Under Pick
Only 129 points were scored in the previous matchup between these two Sun Belt Conference rivals. That is not too big of a surprise given Appalachian State’s well-documented struggles on offense–not just against the Panthers. Georgia State is turning the ball over 14.1 times per contest. The under is 12-5 in the Mountaineers’ last 17 following a win. Look for this one to stay UNDER the total.