Planning on watching today’s Mountaineers and Thundering Herd game? Catch the action at Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, WV, as the Thundering Herd hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on ESPN2. Appalachian State is favored by -6 in this Sun Belt conference contest against Marshall. The game’s over/under currently sits at 147.5 points.

APPALACHIAN STATE MOUNTAINEERS VS MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD BETTING PICK

The Pick: Marshall Thundering Herd +6

This game will be played at Cam Henderson Center at 6:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Thundering Herd.
  • Not only will Marshall pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can Appalachian State Grab a Win on the Road?

Appalachian State has been strong on the road this season, going 9-4 with an average scoring margin of +6.2 points per game. Over their last 10 road games, they are 8-2.

Overall, the Mountaineers are 23-5 this season and have won four straight games. In Sun Belt play, they are 13-2 compared to 10-3 in non-conference action.

Appalachian State’s ATS record this season is 16-11, including an 8-5 mark on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Mountaineers are 6-4 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Appalachian State games is 16-11. Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (142.2). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 146 points compared to their season average of 145.5 points per game. So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line.

The Mountaineers’ offense finished with 82 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 78.8 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring is Tre’Von Spillers, who is averaging 13.2 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Donovan Gregory also maintains a PPG average of 13 heading into game.

Currently, the Mountaineers’ defense holds the 50th rank in the nation, allowing 66.8 points per game. Appalachian State’s three-point defense is currently 87th in the country at 6.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.5% of their shots vs. Appalachian State.

Will Marshall Make it Happen at Home?

Marshall enters this game as a 6-point underdog, and they have gone 3-9 when they are the underdog this season. They have played well at home recently, going 6-4 in their last 10 games at home.

Over the course of the season, the Thundering Herd have gone 7-6 at home, and they have gone 12-16 overall. They are coming off a 84-58 loss to James Madison.

Marshall has an ATS record of 11-16 this season and they are 6-7 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Thundering Herd have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread.

Marshall enters today’s game with an over/under record of 8-18-1 this season. The average over/under line in their games is 154.5 and their games have an average of 149.8 points. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 147.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points and their over/under record during that stretch is 0-3.

Most recently, the Marshall offense finished with just 58 points vs. James Madison. For the game, they hit 4/30 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 31.2%. The top scorer for the Thundering Herd was Nate Martin with 12 points, while Jacob Conner also chipped in with 9 points.

At present, the Thundering Herd’s defense is nationally ranked 279th, allowing 76.5 points per game. Against James Madison in their most recent game, the Marshall defense gave up a total of 84 points while allowing James Madison to hit 31% of their shots.