NCAA hoops odds preview - Davidson vs. Appalachian State
Davidson Wildcats vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds
Appalachian State looks to cover the Mountaineers-Wildcats pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 8-10 mark when they host Davidson in college basketball wagering action.
Appalachian State battles the Wildcats, currently sitting with a 12-7 mark (7-10-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-7 for the Mountaineers and 7-10 for the Wildcats.
Bettors looking to go with the Mountaineers in this one found them listed as 7.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Wildcats was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mountaineers at No. 250 and the Wildcats at No. 151 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-71 result in favor of the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wildcats rank No. 238 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.5 per game. That compares with Appalachian State’s No. 132 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Appalachian State is college basketball's No. 105-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Wildcats rate No. 35 with 7.9 per game.
Defensively, Davidson features the nation's No. 205-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.2 points per game. Appalachian State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 97 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Davidson was a 79-74 winner on the road against Western Carolina. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Nik Cochran went off for 32 points and added 3 rebounds for good measure, leading Davidson to a 79-74 win over Western Carolina on Thursday at Ramsey Center.
Last time out for Appalachian State, they were a 64-62 winner as they battled Georgia Southern at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite. The Mountaineers grabbed a 64-62 win over the Eagles on Thursday, behind a 17-point effort from Nathan Healy at Holmes Convocation Center.
Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Samford are 5-1
After playing Western Carolina are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing College of Charleston are 4-6
After playing Georgia Southern are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Wildcats at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Davidson is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Appalachian State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Davidson's last 6 games when playing on the road against Appalachian State
Davidson is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Appalachian State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Appalachian State is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Davidson
Appalachian State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Appalachian State's last 6 games when playing at home against Davidson
Davidson home to Samford, Thursday, January 31
Appalachian State at College of Charleston, Wednesday, January 30