Looking to win big? The Mountaineers and Monarchs face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Monarchs are hosting the game at Chartway Arena in Norfolk, VA. Appalachian State is favored by -8.5 in this Sun Belt conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 142.5 points.


The Pick: Old Dominion Monarchs +8.5

This game will be played at Chartway Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Monarchs.
  • Not only will Old Dominion pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can Appalachian State Pull Out the Win as Road Favorites?

Appalachian State has a 22-5 record overall heading into today’s game. On the road, they have gone 8-4 this season while they have a 13-1 record at home. As of today’s game, Appalachian State holds a 15-11 record against the spread. In their last ten games, Appalachian State is 2-3 vs. the spread.

After 27 games, Appalachian State has an over/under record of 15-11-0, with their games averaging a combined 145.4 points per game so far. The Mountaineers have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 157 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

In their latest game, Appalachian State’s offense looked good, scoring 85 points against Louisiana-Lafayette. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 48.4% and made 15/17 free throws. Leading the team in scoring was Jordan Marsh with 23 points. Donovan Gregory also added 15 points for the Mountaineers.

In the current season, the Appalachian State defense has excelled, sitting 52nd in the nation by allowing 66.8 points per game. Against Louisiana-Lafayette in their most recent game, the Appalachian State defense gave up a total of 73 points while allowing Louisiana-Lafayette to hit 48% of their shots.

Can the Old Dominion Offense Score Enough at Home?

In today’s game, the Monarchs of Old Dominion, who have a 6-21 overall record, will be taking on Appalachian State. The Monarchs have struggled on the road, going 1-11, and are 4-10 at home this season. As Old Dominion enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 6-19-1. Looking back at their previous five games, they are 1-3-1 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Old Dominion have had an average of 147.2 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 146.2 points. Their over/under record is 12-12-2. The Monarchs’ last five games have finished with a combined 133 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.

The Old Dominion offense is coming off a game where they scored 65 points against Georgia State. They posted a field goal percentage of 45.6% and connected on 4 threes. Offensively, the Monarchs have a season long field goal percentage of 42%, which is 329th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 341st in percentage and 250th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Old Dominion defense is giving up an average of 75.9 points per contest. In today’s game, the Old Dominion defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 68 points.