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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Texas State Bobcats in Battle with Appalachian State Mountaineers

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Appalachian State Mountaineers taking on the Texas State Bobcats Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Texas State Bobcats were listed as -4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Texas State Bobcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Texas State Bobcats are 9-12 overall and 7-8 ATS, while the Appalachian State Mountaineers are 6-17 and 12-9 ATS. As for the betting totals, Texas State boasts a 8-7 on the OU, and Appalachian State is 12-9.

This game puts the Texas State Bobcats, most recently No. 254 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Appalachian State Mountaineers, who rate No. 127 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Texas State's No. 234-ranked scoring average of 65.67 PPG, against a Appalachian State Mountaineers defense rated No. 224 and allowing 77.48 PPG. The Texas State Bobcats FG% has averaged 42.03% to date this season, more than the Appalachian State Mountaineers shooters have managed so far (41% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Mountaineers wasted a 27-point performance from Ronshad Shabazz in losing to Louisiana-Monroe 91-90 on Saturday at Holmes Convocation Center.

Texas State suffered a 65-53 loss against Texas-Arlington on Tuesday, getting 13 points from Kavin Gilder-Tilbury in a losing effort at Strahan Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Appalachian State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Appalachian State's last 9 games
  • Appalachian State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Appalachian State is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • Texas State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Texas State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas State's last 5 games
  • Texas State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Appalachian State at Texas-Arlington, Saturday, February 13th
Texas State at Louisiana-Monroe, Thursday, February 18th