College Basketball Matchup - Austin Peay Governors High Point Panthers Odds Preview
High Point Panthers vs Austin Peay Governors Odds
Austin Peay looks to cover the Governors-Panthers pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 4-9 mark when they host High Point in college basketball wagering action.
This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at McKenzie Arena.
The Panthers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Governors are 4-6 ATS. High Point is 0-1 against the total, while Austin Peay is 2-3 versus the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 95-rated High Point taking on the No. 207-rated Governors in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 76-67 win for the Panthers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Austin Peay has the nation's No. 112-rated offensive output, at 70.8 PPG. The visiting Panthers defense ranks No. 181 allowing on average 66.4 PPG. The Governors FG% has averaged 46% so far, more than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.
Defensively, High Point features the nation's No. 107-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.6 points per game. Austin Peay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 48 nationally in scoring at home.
High Point was a 68-61 loser in its last match on the road against Chattanooga. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. John Brown poured in 23 points and added 16 rebounds in a losing cause for High Point on Friday, as the Moccasins rolled to a 68-61 victory over High Point at McKenzie Arena.
Austin Peay lost its last outing, an 84-77 result against Utah Valley on December 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. Travis Betran went off for 27 points and added 1 rebound but it wasn't enough as Utah Valley handed Austin Peay an 84-77 defeat at McKenzie Arena.
High Point at Winthrop, Saturday, January 5
Austin Peay at SE Missouri State, Thursday, January 3