North Carolina Central Eagles at Appalachian State Mountaineers ATS Prediction


The North Carolina Central Eagles (4-5) will travel to the Holmes Convocation Center to meet the Appalachian State Mountaineers (3-5). The game begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

North Carolina Central Eagles at Appalachian State Mountaineers ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Mountaineers easily got past the Mars Hill Lions, 125-62, while the Eagles got blown out by the 22nd-ranked Clemson Tigers, 71-51.

Appalachian State played a flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.5 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.729. For those same stats, Mars Hill was 27.5 and 0.427, respectively. North Carolina Central, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (35.0 vs. 17.2). Appalachian State received a boost from Justin Forrest, who recorded 23 points. Zacarry Douglas played a key role for North Carolina Central with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

This game should be a showdown of opposite styles. Since the 2017-18 season, Appalachian State has preferred to play up-tempo (51st in possessions per game), while North Carolina Central has been more half-court-oriented (242nd in possessions per game).

North Carolina Central Eagles at Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Appalachian State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Appalachian State ranks 42nd in three pointers attempted per game (25.8) while North Carolina Central ranks 275th (18.5).
  • The Eagles average 15.3 assists per game, which ranks 59th in the nation. The Mountaineers rank 76th in assists allowed per game (12.0).
  • The Eagles rank 37th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while the Mountaineers rank 185th (6.6).
  • North Carolina Central ranks 91st in rebounds per game (37.5) while Appalachian State ranks 201st in rebounds allowed per game (36.0).