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Appalachian State Mountaineers face Wofford Terriers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Appalachian State MountaineersWofford Terriers
Jan 8, 7:00 PM | Benjamin Johnson Arena

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Wofford Terriers Odds

4-8TEAM RECORD6-8

A key college battle sees the visiting Appalachian State Mountaineers travelling to Wofford Tuesday to take on the Terriers.

This season, the Terriers are 6-8 overall and 5-4 ATS ATS, while the Mountaineers are 4-8 and 7-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Wofford boasts a 1-3 on the OU, and Appalachian State is 1-4.

View Appalachian State vs Wofford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Wofford opened as 12-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Terriers - Mountaineers odds would favor the Terriers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Wofford is rated No. 157 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Appalachian State is at No. 242. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 66-65 win for the Terriers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Wofford's No. 323-ranked offense, averaging 58.9 PPG, against a Mountaineers defense that ranks No. 313 at 74.2 PPG. The Terriers field goal percentage has averaged 38.6% so far, less than the Mountaineers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.

Defensively, Appalachian State features the nation's No. 321-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.6 points per game. Wofford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 272 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Appalachian State was a 71-51 winner at home against Milligan. The battle between the Mountaineers and Buffaloes didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Milligan was handed a 71-51 defeat on Sunday at Holmes Convocation Center.

Wofford lost its last outing, a 62-48 result against Tulane on January 4. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. The Terriers endured a 62-48 loss at the hands of the Green Wave on Friday, despite a 16-point effort from Karl Cochran at Fogelman Arena.

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Elon are 4-6
After playing Milligan are 3-3
After a win are 2-8

Wofford Terriers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Georgia Southern are 4-6
After playing Tulane are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

A few Mountaineers at Terriers trends to consider:
Appalachian State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Wofford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Appalachian State
Wofford is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
Wofford is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Appalachian State

Next up:
Appalachian State home to Elon, Saturday, January 12
Wofford home to Georgia Southern, Saturday, January 12