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NCAA hoops odds preview - Appalachian State vs. Chattanooga

Appalachian State MountaineersChattanooga Moccasins
9-19March 01, 2014, 07:00 | McKenzie Arena17-13

Chattanooga will look to improve on its 17-13 record on Saturday when they host Appalachian State in NCAA basketball odds action at McKenzie Arena.

The Mountaineers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-13 ATS against the number this season, while the Moccasins are 12-10-2 ATS. Appalachian State is 6-14 on the totals; Chattanooga is 11-11.

View Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Chattanooga Moccasins Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Moccasins installed as -8-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Moccasins sit at No. 125 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mountaineers sit at No. 150 on the same chart.

Last time out for Appalachian State, they were a 63-57 winner as they battled Samford on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. Tommy Spagnolo scored 21 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for Appalachian State on Thursday, leading the Mountaineers to a 63-57 victory over Samford at Pete Hanna Center.

Chattanooga was an 83-81 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Western Carolina. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Chattanooga got 19 points from Casey Jones en route to an 83-81 victory over Western Carolina on Thursday at Ramsey Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chattanooga's No. 39 nationally ranked offense (76.83 points per game) against a Mountaineers defense that sits as the No. 185 at 72.11 PPG. The Moccasins have been averaging 43.95% from the field, more than the Mountaineers have managed so far this season (41.96% on average).

A few Mountaineers at Moccasins trends to consider:
Appalachian State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Appalachian State is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Appalachian State's last 5 games
Appalachian State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Chattanooga is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Chattanooga is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
Chattanooga is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chattanooga's last 5 games