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Appalachian State vs. Ohio State,
12-16-2017 - Pick and Prediction

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#555 Appalachian State
Mountaineers
#556 Ohio State
Buckeyes

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 6:00pm

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The Mountaineers of Appalachian State head to Ohio State to take on the Buckeyes on Saturday.  App State began the year with a 101 point win (135-34), but have been 4-6 since and come into this contest at 5-6, but they have lost two straight and three of four.  This is their second to last game out of conference as they play Hampton next, and they kick off their Sun Belt schedule against Texas State.

The Buckeyes have been pretty good so far this year, coming off one of their worst season in years which led to the departure of Thad Matta.  Butler’s Chris Holtmann and so far the natives like what they see.  They are 8-3 overall and 6-1 at home and all three of their losses were to quality teams in Gonzaga, Clemson, and a one point loss to Butler that had to get to Holtmann.

Mountaineers lose second straight

Appalachian State lost their second straight game on Saturday night to Akron, and the loss dropped them to 0-4 on the road this season.  It was a good back and forth game and the Mountaineer offense was very impressive. Their defense not as much.  They allowed 47 points in each half and lost the game 94-89.  They were down nine at half and did make it a game, but couldn’t get there in the end.

The Mountaineers were led by Griffin Kinney who had a monster game.  The senior forward, who is averaging only 11 points per game, erupted for 28 points on nine of 13 shooting from the field and he also went nine of 11 from the free throw line.  He also pitched in with six rebounds and two assists, but the Mountaineers still came up short.

Ohio State wins third straight

Ohio State won their third straight game in one of their easiest wins of the year, 97-62 over William and Mary on Saturday.  That means both of these two teams will have had a week off heading into Saturday’s contest.  It should make for a crisp game with possibly a little sloppiness to start.  The Buckeyes raced out to a 16 point halftime lead last Saturday and coasted home.

They shot a remarkable 64.8% as a team, making 35 of 54 from the field.  They weren’t too shabby from beyond the arc either, making 11 of 21 from the three point line.  That means they made an amazing 24 of 33 from two-point land.  There was no way they were losing this game with the superb shooting they exhibited.

NCAAB Trends:

The Appalachian State Mountaineers are:

  • 7-21-2 ATS in their last 30 road games.
  • 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • 8-22-2 ATS in their last 32 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are:

  • (no trends available)

The Mountaineers have been up and down, but haven’t been able to handle the teams better than them and the Buckeyes have a huge advantage in talent.  I think they win by a huge margin.

Pick: Ohio State

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