The Appalachian State Mountaineers will try to extend their two-game winning streak when they face the Furman Paladins on Tuesday night. Appalachian State sprung an upset at ETSU as a 2.5-point underdog last Wednesday, notching a 74-70 victory. Furman is on a two-game winning streak of its own following a 102-74 win over Tusculum.
Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. ET. The Paladins are favored by 7 points in the latest App. State vs. Furman odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 143. Before entering any Furman vs. App. State picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- App. State vs. Furman spread: Furman -7
- App. State vs. Furman over/under: 143 points
- App. State vs. Furman money line: App. State +250, Furman -320
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Why Appalachian State can cover
Furman has struggled away from home this season, with two of its three road games resulting in losses. The Paladins lost to Penn State and Old Dominion in consecutive games earlier this month, despite being 8-point favorites against Old Dominion. They are favored by the same spread on Tuesday night, which should give bettors a reason to pause.
Appalachian State is coming off one of its strongest outings of the season, picking up a 74-70 win at ETSU as a 2.5-point underdog. The Mountaineers also sprung an upset as 6-point underdogs against Louisville two weeks ago, so they are comfortable playing in this role. Senior forward Donovan Gregory leads a balanced lineup with 14.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.
Why Furman can cover
Furman might have lost back-to-back games against Penn State and Old Dominion, but it responded with a 79-60 win over South Carolina in the seventh-place game of the Charleston Classic. Garrett Hien came off the bench and scored 13 of his career-high 20 points in the second half, making 8 of 12 shots from the floor. The Paladins added a 102-74 win over Tusculum last Friday to give themselves more momentum heading into this matchup.
Senior guard Mike Bothwell and senior forward Jalen Slawson form one of the top mid-major duos in the country this year. Bothwell is averaging 19.8 points and 4.5 assists, while Slawson is scoring 15.8 points and grabbing 6.5 rebounds. Furman has won and covered the spread in four of the last five meetings between these teams.
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