Against The Spread Pick
Arkansas State is arguably one of the better teams in the Sun Belt Conference this season. They enter this game with a record of 12-6, which includes a conference record of 4-3. The Red Wolves have also won two of their previous three games, which includes a 76-68 overtime win over the Troy Trojans on Saturday. They will look to build momentum following the overtime win when they travel to take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers. Meanwhile, the Mountaineers are 9-9 on the season and have a conference record of 3-4, which puts them in the bottom half of the conference. The Mountaineers are also on a three-game losing streak, which includes a 57-82 road loss against Texas State on Saturday. I don’t see the Red Wolves having any problem against the Mountaineers in this match-up, which is why my money is on Arkansas State minus the points.
Over Under Pick
Neither team has been explosive offensively this season. The Red Wolves enter this game averaging 69.11 points per game while the Appalachian State Mountaineers are averaging 67.94. However, both teams like to play at a slower pace, which is why the offenses have not lit the world on fire. Defensively both sides are reliable as the Red Wolves enter this game allowing 69.33 points per game while the Mountaineers are allowing 65.89. With both teams favoring the slower tempo, I look for the under to be the winning side in this game.