Arkansas State Red Wolves at Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Prediction 01/16/20

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The Arkansas State Red Wolves (12-6, 4-3 SBC) will be at the Holmes Convocation Center to challenge the Appalachian State Mountaineers (9-9, 3-4 SBC) in a SBC matchup. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Arkansas State Red Wolves vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Mountaineers got blown out by the Texas State Bobcats, 82-57, while the Red Wolves defeated the Troy Trojans, 76-68.

Arkansas State dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.472 (above their season average of 0.327) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 28.9 (above their season average of 27.7). Troy was 0.164 and 15.6, respectively, for those same stats. Appalachian State, on the other hand, did a terrific job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (19-25; 76.0 percent). Appalachian State was led by Justin Forrest, who finished with 23 points. Marquis Eaton had a good outing for Arkansas State, putting up 24 points, five assists and five steals.

The Red Wolves won the only game between these two teams last season, 82-81. Arkansas State’s rebounding was their biggest advantage. The Red Wolves had 13 offensive rebounds and 43 total rebounds, while the Mountaineers had seven and 36, respectively. This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

This has potential to be a sloppy game for the offense of Appalachian State. Appalachian State ranks 244th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.4 percent), while the gambling defense of Arkansas State forces the 72nd-most turnovers in the country (22.1 percent).

Arkansas State Red Wolves at Appalachian State Mountaineers Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Arkansas State, ATS Winner – Arkansas State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Arkansas State ranks 24th in three pointers allowed per game (17.9) while Appalachian State ranks 236th (25.1).
  • The Red Wolves average 7.8 steals per game, which ranks 60th in the country. The Mountaineers rank 113th in steals allowed per game (6.6).
  • Arkansas State ranks first in blocks allowed per game (1.7) while Appalachian State ranks 35th (2.6).
  • The Mountaineers rank 114th in rebounds per game (36.9) while the Red Wolves rank 258th (32.1).
  • Arkansas State averages 14.2 assists per game, which ranks 88th in the NCAA. Appalachian State ranks 144th in assists allowed per game (13.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Mountaineers have been outscored by an average of 10.0 points in their last five games. On the season, Appalachian State has defeated opponents by an average of 2.1 points.
  • During their last five games, the Red Wolves have scored an average of 68.8 points per game (0.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 74.6 points per game (5.3 above their season average).