Paladins open as college hoops underdog vs Mountaineers
Furman Paladins vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds
The Appalachian State Mountaineers will be trying to slam the Furman Paladins on Monday when the teams tip off at Holmes Convocation Center in college betting action.
The Mountaineers sit at 10-13 (12-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Paladins are currently 6-16 (7-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Appalachian State is 5-11 OU, and Furman is 9-6 OU.
The visitors opened as 7-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 Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mountaineers at No. 236 and the Paladins at No. 333 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 67-62 result in favor of the Mountaineers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Appalachian State's No. 87 nationally ranked offense (71.1 points per game) against a Paladins defense that sits as the No. 264 at 70.1 PPG. The Mountaineers have been averaging 42.5% from the field, more than the Paladins have managed so far this season (42.2% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Furman owns the country's No. 150-rated mark, allowing 68.7 points per game on the highway. Appalachian State, on the other hand, rates No. 122 in scoring at home.
Furman lost its last outing, a 64-60 result against Elon on February 9. They covered in that game as a 7-point underdog. Colin Reddick poured in 22 points and added 11 rebounds in a losing cause for Furman on Saturday, as the Phoenix rolled to a 64-60 victory over Furman at Timmons Arena.
In their last action, Appalachian State was an 87-52 loser on the road against Davidson. They failed to cover the 18.5-point spread as underdogs. Appalachian State was run off the court by the Wildcats on Saturday as Davidson routed them 87-52 at Belk Arena.
Furman Paladins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Chattanooga are 5-5
After playing Elon are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Elon are 5-5
After playing Davidson are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Paladins at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Furman's last 5 games on the road
Furman is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Appalachian State
Furman is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Appalachian State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Appalachian State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Furman
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Appalachian State's last 6 games
Appalachian State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Furman
Furman at Chattanooga, Thursday, February 14
Appalachian State at Elon, Thursday, February 14