Appalachian State Mountaineers face UNC Greensboro Spartans: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Appalachian State Mountaineers vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Greensboro Coliseum Sunday as host UNC Greensboro looks to handle the Appalachian State Mountaineers in NCAA hoops action.
This season, the Spartans are 7-17 overall and 7-13 ATS ATS, while the Mountaineers are 11-14 and 13-7 ATS against the number. As for the totals, UNC Greensboro boasts a 4-13 on the OU, and Appalachian State is 5-13.
The Spartans were listed as 4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Spartans, most recently No. 210 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Mountaineers, who rate No. 236 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-70 victory for the Spartans.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits UNC Greensboro's No. 79-ranked offense, averaging 71.5 PPG, against a Mountaineers defense that ranks No. 312 at 72.8 PPG. The Spartans field goal percentage has averaged 41.5% so far, less than the Mountaineers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.
Defensively, Appalachian State features the nation's No. 317-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.8 points per game. UNC Greensboro, meanwhile, comes in at No. 81 nationally in scoring at home.
Appalachian State lost its last outing, a 61-58 result against Elon on February 14. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. The Mountaineers endured a 61-58 loss at the hands of the Phoenix on Thursday, despite a 17-point effort from Jay Canty at Alumni Gym.
In their last action, UNC Greensboro was a 70-68 loser at home against Western Carolina. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Spartans endured a 70-68 loss at the hands of the Catamounts on Thursday, despite an 18 -point effort from Derrell Armstrong at Greensboro Coliseum.
Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing The Citadel are 8-2
After playing Elon are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Chattanooga are 7-3
After playing Western Carolina are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Mountaineers at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Appalachian State's last 6 games when playing on the road against UNC Greensboro
Appalachian State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Appalachian State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against UNC Greensboro
Appalachian State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UNC Greensboro's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UNC Greensboro's last 5 games when playing Appalachian State
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of UNC Greensboro's last 9 games
UNC Greensboro is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Appalachian State
Appalachian State home to The Citadel, Wednesday, February 20
UNC Greensboro at Chattanooga, Thursday, February 21