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College Basketball Matchup - Appalachian State Mountaineers East Tennessee State Buccaneers Odds Preview

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

East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds

3-5TEAM RECORD4-4

The Mountaineers hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the East Tennessee State Buccaneers pay a visit to Holmes Convocation Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Mountaineers bring a 4-4 record (3-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-5 Buccaneers, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Appalachian State go 1-4 so far and the Buccaneers go 0-0.

View East Tennessee State vs Appalachian State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 186-ranked Mountaineers and the No. 152-rated Buccaneers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-67 win for the Mountaineers on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Appalachian State's No. 161-ranked offense, averaging 68.8 PPG, against a Buccaneers defense that ranks No. 279 at 72.4 PPG. The Mountaineers field goal percentage 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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