Two of the Sun Belt Conference's hottest teams battle it out for first place when the Arkansas State Red Wolves take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers in a key matchup on Thursday night. The Mountaineers (12-9, 6-2) and the Red Wolves (13-4, 4-1) have both won six of their past seven games.
Tipoff from Holmes Convocation Center in Boone, N.C., is set for 6:30 p.m. ET. Appalachian State is favored by 3.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points is set at 134.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page).
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The model knows the Mountaineers have four players averaging 8.9 points or more, led by senior guard Adrian Delph. Delph has reached double-figure scoring in 19 of 21 games this season, including a 24-point effort on 9 of 16 shooting from the field, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, at Georgia Southern on Saturday. Delph has appeared in 114 games, including 95 starts, for the Mountaineers, averaging 11 points and 3.8 rebounds. For the season, he is averaging 17.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and one block per game.
The model also knows the Red Wolves have three players averaging in double-digit scoring, led by redshirt freshman forward Norchad Omier. Omier is averaging 17.1 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, 1.4 steals and 1.2 assists per game. He has scored in double figures in 14 games and has registered 12 double-doubles, including in each of the last seven games. He scored 23 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked three shots in the win over Texas State on Saturday.
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