Georgia Southern vs Appalachian State: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 26, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 26, 2021 - Last Updated on March 1, 2021

The Appalachian State Mountaineers (12-10) will attempt to stop a five-game losing streak when they hit the road to play the Georgia Southern Eagles (12-11) on Friday, February 26, 2021 at W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse as just 2-point underdogs. The matchup airs at 6:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The point total is set at 132.5 in the matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 26, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Mountaineers (+2)

The data strongly suggests betting on the Mountaineers in this one. The model favors them while DraftKings has the Eagles favored and the difference between the two is 3.2 points.

Pick OU:
Over (132.5)

In this game, the model projects a total (136.2 points) slightly higher than the DraftKings over/under (132.5 points).

Prediction: Appalachian State 69, Georgia Southern 68

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The average implied total for the Eagles this season is 70.7 points, 3.7 more points than their implied total of 67 points in Friday’s game.
  • This season, Georgia Southern has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (67) 12 times.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Mountaineers (71.1) is 6.1 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (65).
  • Appalachian State has put up more than 65 points 13 times this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Georgia Southern and Appalachian State Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 2+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Eagles 8-11 2-4 8-10-1
Mountaineers 9-8-1 3-5 8-10

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Georgia Southern

Appalachian State
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/21/2021 Coastal Carolina Loss 65-55 2/23/2021 Georgia State Loss 85-71
2/11/2021 Georgia State Loss 79-75 2/20/2021 South Alabama Loss 56-54
2/6/2021 Troy Win 79-64 2/19/2021 South Alabama Loss 65-63
2/5/2021 Troy Loss 68-56 1/30/2021 Troy Loss 65-59
1/30/2021 Coastal Carolina Win 61-58 1/29/2021 Troy Loss 71-62

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