Planning on watching today’s Mountaineers and Trojans game? Catch the action at Trojan Arena in Troy, AL, as the Trojans hosts this showdown at 4:30 ET on ESPN+. The Mountaineers are the favored team in this Sun Belt conference contest against the Trojans. The game’s over/under currently sits at 144 points.


The Pick: Troy Trojans +4

This game will be played at Trojan Arena at 4:30 ET on Saturday, January 6th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Trojans.
  • Not only will Troy pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Does Appalachian State Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

Appalachian State comes into today’s game as the favorite, favored by four points. So far this season, they have an overall record of 11-3 and have gone 3-2 on the road.

Over their last three games on the road, the Mountaineers are a perfect 3-0. In their last game, they took on Louisiana-Monroe and came away with a 67-55 victory.

Appalachian State has an overall ATS record of 7-5 this season. When looking at their ATS record as the favorite, they are 5-4. On the road, the Mountaineers have an ATS mark of 3-2 and they have gone 3-0 ATS in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 6-4 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 144 is higher than the average over/under line in Appalachian State’s games this season (140), and their over/under record for the year is 6-6. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 144 points.

In their latest game, Appalachian State offense put up 67 points against Louisiana-Monroe. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 41.7% and made 4 threes. Leading Appalachian State in scoring vs. Louisiana-Monroe was Donovan Gregory with his 17 points. Tre’Von Spillers also added 16 points for the Mountaineers.

This season, the Appalachian State defense has been impressive, holding the 41st position in the country while permitting an average of 64.8 points per contest. Appalachian State’s three-point defense is currently 97th in the country at 6.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 36.3% of their shots vs. Appalachian State.

Can The Trojans Secure a Home Victory?

Troy will be playing as the underdog in this matchup, and they come into the game with an overall record of 8-6. So far, they have gone 4-1 at home and have won their last four games at home.

In their last game, Troy faced off against Old Dominion and came away with an 86-73 victory. Over their last 10 games at home, the Trojans have gone 9-1.

As the underdog this season, Troy has gone 3-3 vs. the spread. Overall, the Trojans are 8-3 ATS this year. In their last three games as the underdog, Troy has a 2-1 ATS mark. At home, the Trojans are 4-1 ATS and 5-2 ATS in their last 10 home games.

Today’s over/under line of 144 is lower than the average over/under line in Troy’s games this year (145.3). So far, the over/under record in their games is 7-4. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Troy’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Old Dominion, finishing the game with a total of 86 points. Their season average is now 82.6 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is Christyon Eugene, who holds an average of 15.8 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Tayton Conerway is averaging 11.6 points per game this season.

On the defensive side, Troy is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 70.9 points per game. The Troy defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 73 points and allowed Old Dominion to connect on 12 threes.