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Appalachian State Mountaineers take on Spartans in NCAA basketball test

Appalachian State MountaineersUNC Greensboro Spartans
6-13January 30, 2014, 07:00 | Greensboro Coliseum10-12

College hoops betting interest focuses on the UNC Greensboro vs Appalachian State battle Thursday at Greensboro Coliseum as the Spartans look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Spartans currently sports a 10-12 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-9-1 ATS. The Mountaineers are 6-13 and 4-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spartans produce a 7-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Mountaineers have gone 4-7 against the number.

View Appalachian State Mountaineers vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, UNC Greensboro sat as -2.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Spartans - Mountaineers odds would favor the Spartans if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UNC Greensboro is rated No. 174 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Appalachian State is at No. 264.

Appalachian State was an 80-67 winner in their most recent outing on the road against The Citadel. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Tab Hamilton scored 18 points leading the Mountaineers to an 80-67 victory over The Citadel at McAlister Field House on Thursday.

UNC Greensboro lost its last outing, a 77-67 result against Chattanooga on January 25. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point underdog. Tevon Saddler scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Spartans to a win (they lost 77-67 to Chattanooga at McKenzie Arena on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UNC Greensboro's No. 75-rated squad against Appalachian State's No. 92-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UNC Greensboro rates No. 178 in the country with 5.59 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 153 nationally with 5.84 per match.

A few Mountaineers at Spartans trends to consider:
Appalachian State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Appalachian State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Appalachian State is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Appalachian State is 4-9-1 ATS in its last 14 games when playing UNC Greensboro
UNC Greensboro is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
UNC Greensboro is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
UNC Greensboro is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Appalachian State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UNC Greensboro's last 7 games when playing at home against Appalachian State

Next up:
Appalachian State home to Elon, Saturday, February 1st
UNC Greensboro at Georgia Southern, Saturday, February 1st