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Mountaineers open as college hoops underdog vs Golden Gophers

Appalachian State MountaineersMinnesota Golden Gophers
Dec 6, 8:00 PM | Williams Arena

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds

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The Appalachian State Mountaineers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Golden Gophers in Minnesota at Williams Arena on Tuesday in college basketball action.

This season, the Golden Gophers are 8-1 overall and 3-3 ATS ATS, while the Mountaineers are 4-3 and 2-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Minnesota boasts a 3-3 on the OU, and Appalachian State is 1-3.

View Appalachian State vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Golden Gophers in this one, they're listed as 15.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 186-rated Appalachian State taking on the No. 116-rated Golden Gophers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 76-71 win for the Golden Gophers on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 128 nationally ranked offense (70.9 points per game) against a Mountaineers defense that sits as the No. 176 at 66.7 PPG. The Golden Gophers have been averaging 48.8% from the field, more than the Mountaineers have managed so far this season (44.1% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Appalachian State owns the country's No. 204-rated mark, allowing 72.3 points per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 228 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Appalachian State was a 73-62 loser on the road against Georgia Southern. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as favorites. The Mountaineers endured a 73-62 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from Andre Williamson at Hanner Fieldhouse.

Minnesota was a 55-40 winner in their most recent outing at home against USC. They covered the 8–point spread as favorites. Julian Welch scored 16 points leading the Golden Gophers to a 55-40 victory over USC at Williams Arena on Saturday.

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing East Tennessee State are 6-4
After playing Georgia Southern are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Mountaineers at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
Appalachian State is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Minnesota is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Appalachian State home to East Tennessee State, Saturday, December 10
Minnesota home to Saint Peter's, Saturday, December 10

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