Appalachian State Mountaineers (4-6) vs Georgetown Hoyas (7-3)Date : 12/18/2018
Time : 6:30 pm EST
Location : Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Georgetown Hoyas
Appalachian State Mountaineers will travel to Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, to battle the Georgetown Hoyas on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Both teams will be looking to get back on the winning track as Georgetown has come up on the losing end in their last two outings as they suffered a home lost to the SMU Mustangs in their last contest due to only 39% shooting on the night along with 22% shooting from long range. On the other hand, the Mustangs shot 48% from the field while nailing 10 3-pointers as Jahmal McMurray led with 19 points while he also went 4 – 7 from long range.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers will also look to get back on the winning track as they halted a two-game winning streak in suffering a road loss to the South Florida Bulls by a 76-69 score as a dismal first half of shooting ultimately proved to be the undoing for Appalachian State as they went down by nine at the half and despite outscoring the Bulls in the second-half, were not able to pull out the all-important victory.
Appalachian State Mountaineers's Latest Performance :
Appalachian State actually ended a two-game losing streak due to a road loss to the South Florida Bulls as they had to endure a cold shooting first half while also going down by nine points during the contest. And despite outscoring the home team by a margin of 40 – 38 in the second half, the Mountaineers were not able to recover from a lackluster showing early in picking up the loss, their sixth in their last nine games, overall. In fact, neither team shot particularly well in this game as Appalachian State shot under 40% for the night while connecting on only 5 of 22 to three point attempts. On the other hand, South Florida shot 43% while making only six of 15 3-point attempts.
In all, despite having 16 turnovers on the night, South Florida was able to pull out the win due to their ability to rebound as they won this battle by a 44 – 29 margin. Laquincy Rideau led the Bulls with 18 points along with five rebounds on 8 – 10 shooting from the field. On the other hand, Ronshad Shabazz along with Justin Forrest led the Mountaineers scoring attack with 29 and 17 points, respectively, while also combining to go just 5-15 from three-point range during the game.
The Mountaineers will certainly look to get back on track in this matchup versus the Georgetown Hoyas as they will certainly be looking to get back on track with a much-needed win. And despite their last two offensive showing, look for them to look to get going early on the offensive end early vs Georgetown as the home team is certainly a dangerous team in their own right in entering the game putting up an average of 85 points per game on 49% shooting from the floor.
Georgetown Hoyas's Latest Performance :
The Georgetown Hoyas have certainly not had many problems on the offensive end this year as they enter their matchup with the Southern Methodist Mustangs scoring 78 points per game on 46% shooting from the floor. However, after scoring just 71 points versus the Syracuse Orange in a road loss in their prior outing, the Georgetown Hoyas followed this up with a 73 point output versus the Mustangs at home as they shot under 40% on the night while also going in at the half down by five points; Nonetheless, the Mustangs used a 48% shooting night in which they hit 10 three-pointers, in which to pull out a huge road victory over Georgetown.
Jessie Govan finished with 17 points along with seven rebounds for the Hoyas while James Akinjo chipped in 16 points for the game as he made 10 – 11 free throws on the night. On the other hand, Jahmal McMurray lead SMU, as stated, with 19 points in the matchup as he was also on fire from three-point range in hitting 4-7 during the contest. On the other hand, Ethan Chargois along with Isiaha Mike chipped in 17 points apiece in the win for SMU as they each combined for 13 rebounds along with seven assists, total.
In all, Georgetown will certainly be looking to get their offense back on track early versus an Appalachian State team that aas certainly not been a stranger in allowing teams to score on the offensive end. In fact, the Mountaineers have allowed 80 or more points in six of their last 9 outings, overall.
How Appalachian State Mountaineers & Georgetown Hoyas Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Appalachian State is 3 – 5 ATS while the OU is 7 – 1
Georgetown is 3 – 7 ATS while the OU is 7 – 2
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will certainly be an offensive-minded matchup as both teams will be facing off versus two lackluster defenses on Tuesday night with both offenses bringing the focus in which to push the pace early to gain some type of advantage. With that being said, look for the Hoyas to look to get back on the winning track at home where they are winners of five of their last six, overall, while the Mountaineers will be looking to shore up their road record in 2018 as they have lost their last two road games, overall.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Georgetown Hoyas
My reason for the pick :
While I feel as though this will certainly be a fast pace, back-and-forth affair versus two offensive-minded teams, as stated, look for the Georgetown Hoyas to pull out a slim victory in this matchup due to their ability to play much more effectively in front of their home crowd as opposed to on the road. As stated, Appalachian State is winless in their last two road games overall, but, has certainly been inconsistent on the defensive end of the floor all year long. Nonetheless, expect their offense to show up for this match up, albeit, in losing fashion as the Hoyas will hold out on the defensive end in which to make critical stops down the stretch to get back into the win column in a much-needed victory.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
The over will certainly be the logical and strong choice in this matchup as you have two defenses that are allowing opponents to shoot a bit too efficiently from the floor in 2018. Of course, Georgetown has the better defense, all around, which can certainly bode well for the teamm in this matchup; However, look for this to be a high-scoring affair to where both offenses two offenses will prevail versus defenses that have been up and down lately, thus making the under the huge play.
Betting trends for Appalachian State Mountaineers:
- The Mountaineers are 1-4 ATS in last 5 games
- The over is 7 – 1 in Mountaineers last eight games
Betting trends for Georgetown Hoyas:
- The Hoyas are 2-5 ATS in last 7 games
- The Under is 5-1 in Hoyas last six games