The Appalachian State Mountaineers (3-3) will be at home in Holmes Convocation Center when they clash against the Davidson Wildcats (2-1). The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 161 points with Davidson opening as a 9-point favorite. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
Davidson Wildcats at Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds Preview
The last time the Wildcats played, they were beaten by the Nevada Wolf Pack, 81-68. Davidsons Peyton Aldridge had a solid game, finishing with 13 points and six rebounds. Nevada did a great job of converting from the free throw line (12-17; 70.6 percent). Davidson, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (21.2 vs. 14.8).
The Mountaineers are trying to rebound after their 105-99 loss to the James Madison Dukes in their last contest. Justin Forrest was the games leading scorer with 36 points on 11-for-20 shooting. James Madison had a turnover percentage of 9.3 (better than their season average of 17.7). Appalachian State, on the other hand, made 14 of their 35 three pointers (40.0 percent).
It will be a matchup of opposite paces as the up-tempo Mountaineers will look to push the more methodical Wildcats. Since last season, the Mountaineers rank 38th in possessions per game while the Wildcats are 189th. Additionally, the Wildcats rank 305th in offensive rebounding percentage (25.2 percent), while the Mountaineers rank 55th in defensive rebounding percentage (73.8 percent).
The Wildcats are 19-16 straight up (SU) and 16-16 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Vegas has been fairly accurate when predicting totals of Davidson games since last season with 17 unders compared to 15 overs.
Meanwhile, the Mountaineers, have records of 12-24 SU and 11-17-2 ATS since last season. Appalachian States games have finished over the projected point total 50.0 percent of the time over that same stretch.
The Wildcats won the only game against the Mountaineers last season, 86-74. The Wildcats 13.1 turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Mountaineers, who had a rate of 16.2.
Davidson Wildcats at Appalachian State Mountaineers Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Davidson, ATS Winner – Davidson, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Mountaineers average 26.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 15th in the nation. The Wildcats rank 86th in three pointers allowed per game (19.8).
- Appalachian State ranks 22nd in rebounds per game (39.6) while Davidson ranks 215th in rebounds allowed per game (36.2).
- The Wildcats rank 26th in assists per game (16.3) while the Mountaineers rank 124th (14.2).
- Appalachian State ranks 188th in steals per game (5.9) while Davidson ranks 260th (5.1).