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Appalachian State vs. Arkansas State prediction, odds, line: CBB picks for Jan. 27, 2022 from proven model

Two of the hottest teams in the Sun Belt Conference meet when the Arkansas State Red Wolves battle the Appalachian State Mountaineers with first place on the line on Thursday. The Red Wolves (13-4, 4-1), who have won three straight and six of seven, are coming off a 67-60 win over Texas State on Saturday. The Mountaineers (12-9, 6-2), who have won four in a row and six of seven, defeated Georgia Southern 70-62 on Saturday. This will be the first meeting between the teams since the 2019-20 season.

Tipoff from Holmes Convocation Center in Boone, N.C., is set for 6:30 p.m. ET. Appalachian State leads the all-time series 7-6. The Mountaineers are four-point favorites in the latest Arkansas State vs. Appalachian State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 135. Before making any Appalachian State vs. Arkansas State picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 12 of the season with a 49-36 record on all top-rated college basketball picks, returning almost $700. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of $2,800 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on App. State vs. Arkansas State, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Arkansas State vs. App. State:

  • Arkansas State vs. Appalachian State spread: Appalachian State -4
  • Arkansas State vs. Appalachian State over-under: 135 points
  • Arkansas State vs. Appalachian State money line: Appalachian State -170, Arkansas State +145
  • ARST: The Red Wolves are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games following a straight-up win
  • APP: The Mountaineers are 7-1 ATS in their last eight home games against a team with a winning road record

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Why Appalachian State can cover 

The Mountaineers have four players averaging 8.9 points or more, led by senior guard Adrian Delph. Delph has reached double-figure scoring in 19 of 21 games this season, including a 24-point effort on 9 of 16 shooting from the field, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, at Georgia Southern on Saturday. Delph has appeared in 114 games, including 95 starts, for the Mountaineers, averaging 11 points and 3.8 rebounds. For the season, he is averaging 17.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and one block per game.

Senior guard Michael Almonacy has been hot of late, reaching double-digit scoring in the past two games and in three of the past four. In the win over Georgia Southern, he scored 16 points, had five steals and five assists and grabbed four rebounds. He has appeared in 50 games, including 33 starts, at Appalachian State, averaging 11.5 points and 3.8 rebounds. 

Why Arkansas State can cover

The Red Wolves have three players averaging in double-digit scoring, led by redshirt freshman forward Norchad Omier. Omier is averaging 17.1 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, 1.4 steals and 1.2 assists per game. He has scored in double figures in 14 games and has registered 12 double-doubles, including in each of the last seven games. He scored 23 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked three shots in the win over Texas State on Saturday.

Redshirt junior guard Desi Sills, a transfer from Arkansas, averages 14.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.9 steals per game. He has reached double-figure scoring in each of the last three games, including 21 points against Texas State. In all, he has scored 10 or more points in 13 games, including a season-high 25 in an 84-73 win at Arkansas Pine Bluff on Dec. 8. In his four-year career, Sills has played in 115 games, including 63 starts, and is averaging 8.7 points and 2.4 rebounds.

How to make Arkansas State vs. Appalachian State picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 139 combined points. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the model’s picks at SportsLine

So who wins Appalachian State vs. Arkansas State? And which side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up $2,800 on its top-rated college basketball picks the last five years, and find out.

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