Troy Trojans at Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Odds

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SBC foes will collide when the Appalachian State Mountaineers (11-16, 6-8 SBC) square off against the Troy Trojans (13-13, 7-6 SBC) at Holmes Convocation Center. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

Troy Trojans at Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds Preview

The last time the Trojans played, they won a close one over the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, 66-65. With 14 points and five assists, Troy’s Kevin Baker played well. The Trojans had a better free throw rate (0.250 vs. 0.190) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.563 (above their season average of 0.527). The Mountaineers are trying to rebound after their 77-66 loss to the South Alabama Jaguars in their last matchup. Griffin Kinney was Appalachian State’s high scorer with 19 points on 8-for-11 shooting. South Alabama did a fantastic job of converting from the charity stripe (21-26; 80.8 percent). Appalachian State, on the other hand, held the Jaguars to an offensive rebounding percentage of 19.4 (below their season average of 25.9). This contest should be a battle of conflicting styles. Appalachian State has preferred to play up-tempo (59th in possessions per game), while Troy has been more half-court-oriented (160th in possessions per game). These teams have already met once this season. The Trojans won 81-79. Troy’s effective field goal percentage was its biggest advantage over Appalachian State. The Trojans had a rate of 0.578 while the Mountaineers posted a mark of 0.449. In the loss, Ronshad Shabazz led all scorers with 23 points.

Troy Trojans vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Prediction

Prediction: SU Winner – Troy, ATS Winner – Troy, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Appalachian State averages 39.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 20th in the nation. Troy ranks 214th in rebounds allowed per game (36.5).
  • The Mountaineers rank 33rd in three pointers attempted per game (26.4) while the Trojans rank 163rd in three pointers allowed per game (22.3).
  • Troy ranks 20th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while Appalachian State ranks 104th (3.4).

Betting Trends:

  • The Mountaineers have been outscored by an average of 2.0 points in their last five games. On the season, Appalachian State has defeated opponents by an average of 1.5 points.
  • During their last five games, the Trojans have scored an average of 77.2 points per game (0.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 71.2 points per game (1.9 below their season average).