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Troy vs Appalachian State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Trojans vs Mountaineers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Troy Trojans at Appalachian State Mountaineers
- Where: Boone at Holmes Convocation Center
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Troy +1, TROY -110 | APPLST -111 O/U 132.5
Through 18 games, the Troy Trojans have an overall record of 12-6. So far, the Trojans have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 5-4. For the season, Troy has been the underdog in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 2-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Trojans being +1 point underdogs.
Troy’s leading scorer this season is Christyon Eugene, who is averaging 11.89 points per contest. So far, Eugene has accounted for 15.43% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.06 rebounds per game and 2.83 assists. Xavier Williams is the second leading scorer for the Trojans, averaging 11.83 points per game. Between him and Williams, they are accounting for 30.8% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Troy this season, as they are currently ranked 259th in college basketball at 69.2 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Trojans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.1%, placing them 321st in the NCAA.
Appalachian State will take the floor against the Trojans with an overall record of 9-9. So far this season, Appalachian State has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-5. The Mountaineers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, Appalachian State has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 3-3.
Appalachian State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyree Boykin who is averaging 11.94 points per game for the Mountaineers. Boykin is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Mountaineers’ offensive game plan is the play of Donovan Gregory who has hit 43.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.76 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Appalachian State this season, as they are currently ranked 338th in college basketball at 66.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Mountaineers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.3%, placing them 293rd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Troy Trojans +1
A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Appalachian State and Troy are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaing 8.24 and 8.0 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Troy Trojans to cover as +1 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Mountaineers’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Appalachian State. At +1 we like the chances of Troy covering the spread as underdogs.
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