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Appalachian State Mountaineers take on Wildcats in NCAA basketball test

Appalachian State MountaineersDavidson Wildcats
4-11January 11, 2014, 07:00 | Belk Arena6-10

Belk Arena will host Davidson Wildcats vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Wildcats are 6-10 so far on the season, and 6-8 ATS vs. the number. The Mountaineers, meanwhile, are 4-11 and 1-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Davidson go 8-5 and the Mountaineers go 1-6 on the totals.

View Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Davidson Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Davidson in this one found them as -15.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 257-rated Wildcats and the No. 202-ranked Mountaineers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Appalachian State lost its last outing, a 66-60 result against UNC Greensboro on January 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. The Mountaineers got 15 points from Jay Canty, but it was UNC Greensboro that prevailed in a 66-60 final on Thursday at Holmes Convocation Center.

Davidson was a 73-56 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Furman. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. Chris Czerapowicz scored 21 points leading the Wildcats to a 73-56 victory over Furman at Timmons Arena on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Davidson's No. 104-ranked offense, averaging 74.69 PPG, against a Mountaineers defense that ranks No. 209 at 74.47 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 44.17% so far, more than the Mountaineers marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.99% per game.

A few Mountaineers at Wildcats trends to consider:
Appalachian State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Appalachian State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Appalachian State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Davidson
Appalachian State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Davidson
Davidson is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Davidson is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Davidson's last 5 games
Davidson is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next up:
Appalachian State home to Chattanooga, Thursday, January 16th
Davidson at Elon, Thursday, January 16th