Against the Spread Pick
Both the Appalachian State Mountaineers and South Alabama Jaguars are 9-7 in the Sun Belt Conference heading into Thursday’s showdown. Appalachian State currently owns the tiebreaker due to its 81-71 victory at South Alabama back on Dec. 19. The Mountaineers ran into a bit of a January swoon, but they are now 5-2 in their last seven outings. Justin Forrest has been outstanding on both ends of the floor, averaging 18.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. In fact, three different guys are contributing exactly 1.6 steals per contest (also O’Showen Williams and Isaac Johnson). App State is making 7.5 steals per game as a team. South Alabama has won four in a row, but those margins of victory are one point four, three, and one again. A step up in competition would require a much better performance. Back APPALACHIAN STATE with plenty of confidence.
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