Planning on watching today’s Mountaineers and Panthers game? Catch the action at GSU Convocation Center in Atlanta, GA, as the Panthers hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. Appalachian State come into this Sun Belt conference matchup as the -5.5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 145.5 points.


The Pick: Georgia State Panthers +5.5

This game will be played at GSU Convocation Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 1st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Panthers.
  • Not only will Georgia State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Mountaineers?

Appalachian State is 17-4 this season and has won six straight games. The Mountaineers are 8-1 in Sun Belt play and 9-3 in non-conference action.

On the road, Appalachian State is 6-3 this season, and they have won their last two games away from home. This season, the Mountaineers have been favored in 16 of their 21 games, going 13-3 in those matchups.

Appalachian State has an ATS record of 12-8 this season, including a mark of 6-3 on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Mountaineers have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Appalachian State games is 11-9. The average scoring total in their games is 141.9, which is similar to the average over/under line of 141.6. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is higher than the average scoring total in their games. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 153 points.

The Mountaineers’ offense wrapped up their last game with 82 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 77.8 points per contest. Offensively, the Mountaineers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, placing them 93rd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 314th in terms of percentage and 259th in three-pointers made.

The Mountaineers’ defense is presently ranked 28th nationally, allowing an average of 64.3 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.1 threes per game vs. Georgia State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 28.3%.

Will the Panthers Win at Home?

Georgia State enters this game as the underdog, as they have gone just 1-7 in games where they are not favored this season. The Panthers have gone 4-1 at home this season, and they have won four straight games at home. Over their last 10 home games, Georgia State has gone 6-4.

Overall, Georgia State is 9-11 this season, and they have gone 4-4 in Sun Belt Conference games. They have lost three straight games, including their most recent game, a 77-68 loss to Marshall. So far, they have gone 5-7 in non-conference games.

Georgia State has an ATS record of 8-8-1 this season and a home ATS record of 3-1-1. Over their last 3 games at home, the Panthers are 2-0-1 vs. the spread.

Georgia State’s over/under record this season is 10-7 and the average scoring total in their games is 152.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (148.9). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 155 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Georgia State offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against Marshall. Their field goal percentage for the game was 43.9%, and they made 6 threes. Dwon Odom was the leading scorer for the Panthers, putting up 21 points. In addition, Toneari Lane contributed 15 points.

At present, the Panthers’ defense is nationally ranked 235th, allowing 75.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. Marshall, the Thundering Herd finished with a field goal percentage of 40% and a total of 77 points vs. Georgia State.