NCAA hoops odds preview - UNC Greensboro vs. Appalachian State
UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Monday when the Spartans of UNC Greensboro hit the hard court against the Mountaineers of Appalachian State.
Appalachian State will face the 3-11 Spartans, who own a 4-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Mountaineers are 2-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Spartans are 1-6 favoring the OVER.
The Mountaineers were listed as 4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mountaineers - Spartans odds would favor the Spartans if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Appalachian State is rated No. 242 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UNC Greensboro is at No. 227. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 73-70 win for the Mountaineers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spartans is ranked No. 88 in NCAA hoops at 37.6 per game. Contrast that with Appalachian State’s No. 157 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Appalachian State is the No. 130-ranked team in the country at 6.5 per game, while UNC Greensboro rates No. 51 at 7.7 per game.
Defensively, UNC Greensboro features the nation's No. 336-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.7 points per game. Appalachian State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 104 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, UNC Greensboro was a 62-59 loser on the road against Western Carolina. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Derrell Armstrong scored 25 points for UNC Greensboro on Saturday, but the Catamounts managed a 62-59 victory over the Spartans at Ramsey Center.
Appalachian State was an 80-70 winner in its last match at home against Elon. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Mountaineers got 22 points from Nathan Healy as Appalachian State ran past Elon 80-70 on Saturday at Holmes Convocation Center.
UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Wofford are 3-7
After playing Western Carolina are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Chattanooga are 6-4
After playing Elon are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Spartans at Mountaineers trends to consider:
UNC Greensboro is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Appalachian State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Appalachian State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Appalachian State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against UNC Greensboro
Appalachian State is 2-8-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing UNC Greensboro
UNC Greensboro home to Wofford, Wednesday, January 16
Appalachian State at Chattanooga, Thursday, January 17