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Moccasins open as college hoops underdog vs Mountaineers

Chattanooga MoccasinsAppalachian State Mountaineers
10-8January 16, 2014, 07:00 | Holmes Convocation Center4-12

Chattanooga pays a visit to Appalachian State on Thursday, hoping to send the Mountaineers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Holmes Convocation Center.

The Mountaineers currently sports a 4-12 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-6 ATS. The Moccasins are 10-8 and 5-6-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mountaineers produce a 1-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Moccasins have gone 6-4 against the number.

View Chattanooga Moccasins vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds and Stats.

Appalachian State opened as -3-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Mountaineers - Moccasins odds would favor the Moccasins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Appalachian State is rated No. 287 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Chattanooga is at No. 118.

Chattanooga was a 70-69 winner in its last match at home against Wofford. They earned a push of the 1-point spread as favorites. Chattanooga earned a 70-69 victory over Wofford on Saturday, getting 23 points from Casey Jones at McKenzie Arena.

Last time out for Appalachian State, they were a 78-66 loser as they battled Davidson on the road. They covered in the match as a 15-point underdog. Appalachian State got 23 points from Jay Canty but lost anyway, 78-66, to Davidson on Saturday at Belk Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Appalachian State's No. 176 nationally ranked offense (70.5 points per game) against a Moccasins defense that sits as the No. 227 at 75.89 PPG. The Mountaineers have been averaging 41.21% from the field, less than the Moccasins have managed so far this season (44.56% on average).

A few Moccasins at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Chattanooga is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Chattanooga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chattanooga's last 5 games
Chattanooga is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Appalachian State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Appalachian State is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home
Appalachian State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Chattanooga
Appalachian State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Chattanooga

Next up:
Chattanooga at Wofford, Saturday, January 18th
Appalachian State at Georgia Southern, Saturday, January 18th