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Appalachian State Mountaineers home to Buccaneers in NCAAB betting action

East Tennessee State BuccaneersAppalachian State Mountaineers
Dec 10, 12:00 PM | Holmes Convocation Center

East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds

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The Appalachian State Mountaineers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the East Tennessee State Buccaneers at Holmes Convocation Center on Saturday in NCAAB play.

The Mountaineers currently sports a 4-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-2 ATS. The Buccaneers are 3-5 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mountaineers produce a 1-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Buccaneers have gone 0-0 against the number.

View East Tennessee State vs Appalachian State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 152-rated East Tennessee State taking on the No. 186-rated Mountaineers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 71-67 win for the Mountaineers on Saturday.

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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. 161-rated offensive output, at 68.8 PPG. The visiting Buccaneers defense ranks No. 279 allowing on average 72.4 PPG. The Mountaineers FG% has averaged 43.1% so far, more than the Buccaneers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.6% per game.

Defensively, East Tennessee State features the nation's No. 218-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.3 points per game. Appalachian State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 143 nationally in scoring at home.

East Tennessee State was an 83-74 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Tennessee Tech. East Tennessee State got 12 points from Sheldon Cooley but lost anyway, 83-74, to Tennessee Tech on Wednesday at Eblen Center.

Appalachian State lost its last outing, a 70-56 result against Minnesota on December 6. They covered in that game as a 16.5-point underdog. The Mountaineers endured a 70-56 loss at the hands of the Golden Gophers on Tuesday, despite an 18 -point effort from Omar Carter at Williams Arena.

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing North Carolina are 1-0
After playing Minnesota are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5

A few Buccaneers at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Appalachian State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Appalachian State is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
Appalachian State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against East Tennessee State
Appalachian State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing East Tennessee State

Next up:
East Tennessee State home to Milligan, Monday, December 19
Appalachian State at North Carolina, Saturday, December 17

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