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Presbyterian Blue Hose vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds
The Appalachian State Mountaineers hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Presbyterian Blue Hose pay a visit to Holmes Convocation Center on the college basketball betting menu.
The Mountaineers currently sports a 2-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-0 ATS. The Blue Hose are 2-9 and 0-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mountaineers produce a 1-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Blue Hose have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mountaineers - Blue Hose odds would favor the Mountaineers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Appalachian State is rated No. 263 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Presbyterian is at No. 329. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 66-57 win for the Mountaineers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Blue Hose is ranked No. 332 in NCAA hoops at 29.3 per game. Contrast that with Appalachian State’s No. 194 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Appalachian State is the No. 143-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Presbyterian rates No. 236 at 5.5 per game.
Defensively, Presbyterian features the nation's No. 299-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.9 points per game. Appalachian State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 143 nationally in scoring at home.
Presbyterian lost its last outing, a 78-62 result against Tennessee on December 18. The Blue Hose got 18 points from Khalid Mutakabbir, but it was Tennessee that prevailed in a 78-62 final on Tuesday at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Appalachian State lost its last outing, a 74-69 result against South Carolina on December 19. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. Appalachian State got 16 points from Mike Neal but lost anyway, 74-69, to South Carolina on Wednesday at Colonial Life Arena.
Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Milligan are 1-5
After playing South Carolina are 2-1
After a loss are 3-7
A few Blue Hose at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Appalachian State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
Presbyterian at South Carolina, Saturday, December 29
Appalachian State home to Milligan, Sunday, December 30