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Eagles open as college hoops underdog vs Mountaineers

Georgia Southern EaglesAppalachian State Mountaineers
Jan 24, 7:00 PM | Holmes Convocation Center

Georgia Southern Eagles vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds

8-11TEAM RECORD7-10

The Appalachian State Mountaineers host Georgia Southern on Thursday, looking to build on their 7-10 mark against the 8-11 Eagles in college hoops action at Holmes Convocation Center.

The Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 7-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Mountaineers are 10-2 ATS. Georgia Southern is 4-8 on the totals; Appalachian State is 4-6.

View Georgia Southern vs Appalachian State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Eagles were listed as 6-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Mountaineers, most recently No. 250 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eagles, who rate No. 272 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 67-64 victory for the Mountaineers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Appalachian State's No. 66 nationally ranked offense (72.9 points per game) against a Eagles defense that sits as the No. 108 at 63.4 PPG. The Mountaineers have been averaging 43.1% from the field, more than the Eagles have managed so far this season (42.3% on average).

Defensively, Georgia Southern features the nation's No. 101-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.1 points per game. Appalachian State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 73 nationally in scoring at home.

Georgia Southern was a 70-55 loser in their most recent outing at home against The Citadel. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Georgia Southern suffered a 70-55 loss against The Citadel on Saturday, getting 13 points from C.J. Reed in a losing effort at Hanner Fieldhouse.

Appalachian State was a 72-68 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Samford. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. The Mountaineers got 19 points from Jay Canty, but it was Samford that prevailed in a 72-68 final on Saturday at Pete Hanna Center.

Georgia Southern Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Western Carolina are 5-5
After playing The Citadel are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Davidson are 6-4
After playing Samford are 3-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Eagles at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Southern's last 6 games when playing on the road against Appalachian State
Georgia Southern is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Appalachian State
Georgia Southern is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Georgia Southern is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Appalachian State
Appalachian State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Georgia Southern
Appalachian State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Appalachian State's last 5 games when playing Georgia Southern
Appalachian State is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Georgia Southern

Next up:
Georgia Southern at Western Carolina, Saturday, January 26
Appalachian State home to Davidson, Saturday, January 26