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Mountaineers face UNC Greensboro Spartans: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Appalachian State MountaineersUNC Greensboro Spartans
Jan 26, 7:00 PM | Greensboro Coliseum

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds


The UNC Greensboro Spartans host Appalachian State on Thursday, looking to build on their 6-14 mark against the 8-10 Mountaineers in college hoops action at Greensboro Coliseum.

UNC Greensboro battles the Mountaineers, currently sitting with a 8-10 mark (9-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-9-2 for the Spartans and 6-7 for the Mountaineers.

View Appalachian State vs UNC Greensboro Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Spartans installed as 1.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spartans at No. 320 and the Mountaineers at No. 205 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 68-59 result in favor of the Mountaineers.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Mountaineers is ranked No. 181 in NCAA hoops at 34.7 per game. Contrast that with UNC Greensboro’s No. 171 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UNC Greensboro is the No. 113-ranked team in the country at 6.8 per game, while Appalachian State rates No. 63 at 7.5 per game.

Defensively, Appalachian State features the nation's No. 264-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.3 points per game. UNC Greensboro, meanwhile, comes in at No. 232 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Appalachian State, they were an 84-72 winner as they battled Western Carolina at home. They covered in the match as a 3-point favorite. Jamaal Trice scored 21 points leading the Mountaineers to an 84-72 victory over Western Carolina at Holmes Convocation Center on Saturday.

UNC Greensboro won its last outing, a 61-60 result against Samford on January 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. The Spartans got a terrific 27-point effort from Derrell Armstrong as UNC Greensboro defeated Samford 61-60 on Sunday at Greensboro Coliseum.

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Elon are 6-4
After playing Western Carolina are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Western Carolina are 2-8
After playing Samford are 1-5
After a win are 3-7

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

Next up:
Appalachian State home to Elon, Saturday, January 28
UNC Greensboro home to Western Carolina, Saturday, January 28