The Mountaineers and Eagles are set to face off at 3:00 ET on ESPN+. The Eagles will host the game at W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse in Statesboro, GA. Appalachian State come into this Sun Belt conference matchup as the -11 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 144.5 points.

APPALACHIAN STATE MOUNTAINEERS VS GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Georgia Southern Eagles +11

This game will be played at W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse at 3:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.

WHY BET THE GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Not only will Georgia Southern pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +11.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will the Mountaineers Defense Show Up on the Road?

Appalachian State has been on a roll lately, winning seven games in a row. The Mountaineers have an 18-4 record overall, including a 9-1 mark in Sun Belt play. On the road, they have gone 7-3, and they have a +7.1 average scoring margin.

So far, Appalachian State has been the favorite in 17 of its 22 games, going 14-3 in those contests. In their last game, the Mountaineers beat Georgia State, 81-71. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 7-3.

Appalachian State has been solid against the spread this season, going 13-8. On the road, they are 7-3 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 3 road games, they are 3-0 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Appalachian State games this year (141.7). So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 155 points.

In their recent matchup, the Appalachian State offense ended with 81 points against Georgia State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 43.9% and made 6 threes. Coming into the game, the Mountaineers offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 31%. On average, they get up 21.4 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 13.1 made free-throws.

The Mountaineers’ defense is presently ranked 27th nationally, allowing an average of 64.6 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.2 threes per game vs. Georgia Southern. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 28.9%.

Does Georgia Southern Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?

Georgia Southern is 5-17 overall this season, including a 5-5 record in Sun Belt games. At home, the Eagles are 3-4, and they are coming off a 84-63 loss to Troy.

As the underdog, Georgia Southern is 4-16 this year, and they have been the underdog in 20 of their 22 games. Their average scoring margin at home is +0.1, and they are 6-4 in their last 10 home games.

Georgia Southern has an ATS record of 8-12-2 this season and is 3-3-1 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Eagles have gone 6-4 ATS.

Georgia Southern’s over/under record this season is 12-10 and today’s line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (145.8). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 150 points compared to their season average of 149.2 points per game.

In contrast to their season average of 70.1 points per game, the Georgia Southern had a below average performance. They scored 63 points against Troy and had a field goal percentage of 37.3%. Offensively, the Eagles hold a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, placing them 348th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 118th in terms of percentage and 21st in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Eagles’ defense is positioned 296th in the country, permitting 79.1 points per game. Georgia Southern’s three-point defense is currently 203rd in the country at 8.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 45.7% of their shots vs. Georgia Southern.