Planning on watching today’s Mountaineers and Monarchs game? Catch the action at Chartway Arena in Norfolk, VA, as the Monarchs hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. In this Sun Belt matchup, Appalachian State is favored bt -8.5 vs. Old Dominion. The over/under for the game is 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 Deliver Being Favored on the Road?

Before today’s game, Appalachian State has a 22-5 overall record. When playing away from home, the Mountaineers are 8-4 this season while they have a 13-1 record at home. Heading into today’s game, Appalachian State holds a 15-11 against the spread (ATS) record. In their previous five games, they are 2-3 ATS.

Looking at their over/under performance through 27 games, Appalachian State has an over/under record of 15-11-0, with their games averaging 145.4 points per game on average. In their most recent three games, the Mountaineers’ over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 167 points per game.

Appalachian State recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 85 points against Louisiana-Lafayette. This output exceeded their season average of 78.6 points per game. Tre’Von Spillers is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 13.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Donovan Gregory brings a PPG average of 13 into the game.

So far, the Mountaineers’ defense is ranked 52nd in the country at 66.8 points per contest. The Appalachian State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 73 points and allowed Louisiana-Lafayette to connect on 8 threes.

Will the Monarchs Pull Through as the Home Underdog?

Old Dominion, with a record of 6-21, is getting ready to play their 28th game of the season. On the road, the Monarchs have a record of 1-11, while at home they are 4-10. As of today’s game, Old Dominion has a current against the spread record of 6-19-1. On the road, the Monarchs are 3-8-1 ATS, while at home they are 3-11 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 have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 133 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.

Against Georgia State, the Old Dominion had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 70.5 points per game. They scored 65 points and posted a field goal percentage of 45.6% in the game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Chaunce Jenkins who comes into today’s matchup averaging 16.2. Vasean Allette also heads into the game with a PPG average of 17.4.

Currently, the Monarchs’ defense holds the 266th rank in the nation, allowing 75.9 points per game. Against Georgia State in their most recent game, the Old Dominion defense gave up a total of 68 points while allowing Georgia State to hit 45% of their shots.