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Appalachian State MountaineersUNC Greensboro Spartans
March 3, 12:00 PM | U.S. Cellular Arena

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds

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U.S. Cellular Arena will host Spartans vs. Mountaineers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

It's a game in the Southern Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at U.S. Cellular Arena.

This season, the Spartans are 12-18 overall and 14-14 ATS ATS, while the Mountaineers are 13-17 and 14-10-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, UNC Greensboro boasts a 13-13-2 on the OU, and Appalachian State is 15-10.

View Appalachian State vs UNC Greensboro Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 174-rated Appalachian State taking on the No. 260-rated Spartans in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-64 win for the Mountaineers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UNC Greensboro's No. 133 nationally ranked offense (69.6 points per game) against a Mountaineers defense that sits as the No. 262 at 70.3 PPG. The Spartans have been averaging 40.2% from the field, less than the Mountaineers have managed so far this season (44.3% on average).

Defensively, Appalachian State features the nation's No. 289-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.9 points per game. UNC Greensboro, meanwhile, comes in at No. 146 nationally in scoring at home.

Appalachian State was a 93-81 winner in its last match on the road against College of Charleston. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Appalachian State earned a 93-81 victory over College of Charleston on Friday, getting 21 points from Mike Neal at U.S. Cellular Arena.

In their last action, UNC Greensboro was a 93-79 loser on the road against Elon. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. UNC Greensboro got 22 points from Trevis Simpson but lost anyway, 93-79, to Elon on Saturday at Alumni Gym.

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing College of Charleston are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Elon are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

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