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Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Eagles College Hoops Game Preview

Appalachian State MountaineersGeorgia Southern Eagles
Feb 7, 7:00 PM | Hanner Fieldhouse

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Georgia Southern Eagles Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Georgia Southern Eagles try to run the Appalachian State Mountaineers off the court at Hanner Fieldhouse in college hoops action.

Georgia Southern will face the 9-12 Mountaineers, who own a 11-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Eagles are 6-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Mountaineers are 4-10 favoring the OVER.

View Appalachian State vs Georgia Southern Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Georgia Southern in this one found them as 3.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles - Mountaineers odds would favor the Mountaineers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Georgia Southern is rated No. 284 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Appalachian State is at No. 241. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 66-64 win for the Mountaineers.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Mountaineers is ranked No. 155 in NCAA hoops at 35.5 per game. Contrast that with Georgia Southern’s No. 310 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Georgia Southern is the No. 233-ranked team in the country at 5.6 per game, while Appalachian State rates No. 130 at 6.5 per game.

Defensively, Appalachian State features the nation's No. 313-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.5 points per game. Georgia Southern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 310 nationally in scoring at home.

Appalachian State was a 74-65 winner in its last match at home against Western Carolina. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Nathan Healy scored 24 points leading the Mountaineers to a 74-65 victory over Western Carolina at Holmes Convocation Center on Saturday.

Georgia Southern was a 59-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Chattanooga. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Georgia Southern got 19 points from C.J. Reed en route to a 59-57 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday at Hanner Fieldhouse.

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Davidson are 6-4
After playing Western Carolina are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Georgia Southern Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Western Carolina are 4-6
After playing Chattanooga are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Mountaineers at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Appalachian State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Georgia Southern
Appalachian State is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Georgia Southern's last 6 games when playing Appalachian State
Georgia Southern is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgia Southern's last 6 games when playing at home against Appalachian State
Georgia Southern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Appalachian State

Next up:
Appalachian State at Davidson, Saturday, February 9
Georgia Southern home to Western Carolina, Saturday, February 9