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NCAAB Game Preview - Mountaineers underdogs vs Paladins at Furman

Appalachian State MountaineersFurman Paladins
Feb 9, 7:00 PM | Timmons Arena

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Furman Paladins Odds

9-14TEAM RECORD12-12

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Timmons Arena Thursday as host Furman looks to handle the Appalachian State Mountaineers in NCAAB action.

This season, the Paladins are 12-12 overall and 10-9 ATS ATS, while the Mountaineers are 9-14 and 10-8 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Furman boasts a 7-12 on the OU, and Appalachian State is 9-9.

View Appalachian State vs Furman Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 6-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 213-rated Paladins and the No. 173-ranked Mountaineers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 67-64 result in favor of the Paladins.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Mountaineers is ranked No. 166 in NCAA hoops at 34.8 per game. Contrast that with Furman’s No. 215 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Furman is the No. 101-ranked team in the country at 6.9 per game, while Appalachian State rates No. 87 at 7.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Appalachian State owns the country's No. 285-rated mark, allowing 75.3 points per game on the highway. Furman, on the other hand, rates No. 218 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Appalachian State was an 82-59 loser on the road against Elon. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The Mountaineers were hammered by Elon on Monday, losing by an 82-59 final at Alumni Gym in college basketball betting action.

Last time out for Furman, they were a 64-57 loser as they battled Georgia Southern on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Bobby Austin scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Paladins to a win (they lost 64-57 to Georgia Southern at Hanner Fieldhouse on Monday).

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

Furman Paladins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Western Carolina are 8-2
After playing Georgia Southern are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Mountaineers at Paladins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Appalachian State's last 7 games on the road
Appalachian State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Appalachian State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Furman
Appalachian State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Furman
Furman is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Furman's last 11 games
Furman is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Appalachian State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Furman's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Appalachian State home to Wofford, Saturday, February 11
Furman home to Western Carolina, Saturday, February 11

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