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Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Virginia Tech and Appalachian State on Friday, with the host Hokies trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Hokies bring a 4-0 record (2-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 1-3 Mountaineers, who are 1-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Virginia Tech go 0-0 so far and the Mountaineers go 0-0.
The visitors opened as 20.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 172-rated Appalachian State taking on the No. 81-rated Hokies in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 93-73 win for the Hokies on Friday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia Tech's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 85 PPG, against a Mountaineers defense that ranks No. 333 at 80.8 PPG. The Hokies field goal percentage has averaged 47.9% so far, more than the Mountaineers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.6% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Appalachian State owns the country's No. 343-rated mark, allowing 91.5 points per game on the highway. Virginia Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 83 in scoring at home.
Appalachian State was an 82-72 loser in their most recent outing on the road against East Carolina. They covered the 16.5-point spread as underdogs. The Mountaineers wasted a 25-point performance from Jay Canty in losing to East Carolinan 82-72 on Tuesday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
In their last action, Virginia Tech was a 96-87 winner on the road against UNC Greensboro. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Jarell Eddie scored 28 points for Virginia Tech on Monday, leading the Hokies to a 96-87 win over UNC Greensboro at Greensboro Coliseum.
Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Duquesne are 0-1
After playing East Carolina are 5-2
After a loss are 5-5
Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Iowa are 1-1
After playing UNC Greensboro are 5-1
After a win are 4-6
A few Mountaineers at Hokies trends to consider:
Appalachian State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Virginia Tech is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Appalachian State home to Duquesne, Wednesday, November 28
Virginia Tech home to Iowa, Tuesday, November 27