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Appalachian State favored by 3 against Furman on Thursday

Furman PaladinsAppalachian State Mountaineers
Jan 12, 7:00 PM | Holmes Convocation Center

Furman Paladins vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds

7-8TEAM RECORD6-8

The visiting Paladins hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Holmes Convocation Center against the Appalachian State Mountaineers.

The Mountaineers sport records of 6-8 and 6-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Paladins have 7-8 and 5-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-6 for the Mountaineers and 4-6 for the Paladins.

View Furman vs Appalachian State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mountaineers - Paladins odds would favor the Paladins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Appalachian State is rated No. 202 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Furman is at No. 189. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 67-64 win for the Paladins.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Appalachian State has the nation's No. 201-rated offensive output, at 67.3 PPG. The visiting Paladins defense ranks No. 132 allowing on average 65.1 PPG. The Mountaineers FG% has averaged 43.5% so far, more than the Paladins marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.6% per game.

Defensively, Furman features the nation's No. 142-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.2 points per game. Appalachian State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 201 nationally in scoring at home.

Furman was a 66-43 loser in its last match at home against College of Charleston. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as underdogs. The Paladins were hammered by College of Charleston on Saturday, losing by a 66-43 final at Timmons Arena in college basketball betting action.

Last time out for Appalachian State, they were a 65-63 loser as they battled Chattanooga on the road. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. The Mountaineers endured a 65-63 loss at the hands of the Moccasins on Saturday, despite a 22-point effort from Tab Hamilton at McKenzie Arena.

Furman Paladins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Western Carolina are 8-2
After playing College of Charleston are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Davidson are 5-5
After playing Chattanooga are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Paladins at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Furman is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Appalachian State
Furman is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Appalachian State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Furman
Appalachian State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Appalachian State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Furman
Appalachian State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Furman at Western Carolina, Saturday, January 14
Appalachian State home to Davidson, Saturday, January 14

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