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App. State @ Georgia Southern

Current Records: App. State 11-9; Georgia Southern 8-8

What to Know

The Georgia Southern Eagles and the App. State Mountaineers are even-steven against one another since January of 2016 (6-6), but not for long. The Eagles and Appalachian State will face off in a Sun Belt battle at 3 p.m. ET Saturday at W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse. The teams split their matchups last year, with Appalachian State winning the first 84-78 and Georgia Southern taking the second 65-57.

It was close but no cigar for Georgia Southern as they fell 76-72 to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on Thursday. That makes it the first time this season Georgia Southern has let down their home crowd.

Speaking of close games: the Mountaineers escaped with a win on Thursday against the Georgia State Panthers by the margin of a single free throw, 61-60.

Barring any buzzer beaters, the Eagles are expected to win a tight contest. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with Georgia Southern, who are 6-7 against the spread.

Georgia Southern is now 8-8 while Appalachian State sits at 11-9. A pair of offensive stats to keep an eye on: Georgia Southern enters the game with a 47.70% field goal percentage, good for 31st best in college basketball. On the other end of the spectrum, the Mountaineers have only been able to knock down 41.60% percent of their shots, which is the 51st lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. We'll see if Georgia Southern's 6.10% advantage translates to a win.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 3 p.m. ET
  • Where: W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse -- Statesboro, Georgia
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $45.00

Odds

The Eagles are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Mountaineers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Georgia Southern and App. State both have six wins in their last 12 games.

  • Feb 27, 2021 - Georgia Southern 65 vs. App. State 57
  • Feb 26, 2021 - App. State 84 vs. Georgia Southern 78
  • Jan 09, 2021 - App. State 77 vs. Georgia Southern 71
  • Jan 08, 2021 - App. State 66 vs. Georgia Southern 63
  • Feb 15, 2020 - App. State 62 vs. Georgia Southern 57
  • Jan 04, 2020 - App. State 74 vs. Georgia Southern 72
  • Feb 23, 2019 - Georgia Southern 92 vs. App. State 69
  • Jan 13, 2018 - Georgia Southern 60 vs. App. State 59
  • Feb 13, 2017 - App. State 83 vs. Georgia Southern 78
  • Jan 21, 2017 - Georgia Southern 92 vs. App. State 88
  • Feb 25, 2016 - Georgia Southern 88 vs. App. State 63
  • Jan 25, 2016 - Georgia Southern 101 vs. App. State 100