The Thundering Herd and Mountaineers are set to face off at 6:30 ET on ESPN+. The Mountaineers will host the game at Holmes Convocation Center in Boone, NC. The odds for this Sun Belt conference game currently have Appalachian State as the -10.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 147.5 points.


The Pick: Marshall Thundering Herd +10.5

This game will be played at Holmes Convocation Center at 6:30 ET on Thursday, February 15th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-72 in favor of the Mountaineers.
  • Even though we have Appalachian State winning straight-up, we like Marshall at +10.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Taking a Look at the Thundering Herd Chances in Boone

Marshall heads into today’s game against Appalachian State as a 10.5-point underdog. The Thundering Herd are 12-13 overall this season and 7-5 in Sun Belt Conference action. On the road, Marshall is 4-8 this season with an average scoring margin of -8.0 points per game.

Over their last 10 road games, the Thundering Herd have gone 4-6, including a 2-3 record in their last five. In their most recent game, Marshall lost to Troy by a score of 82-66, and they have lost three consecutive road games.

As the underdog this season, Marshall has a 4-6 record vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-7, and they have gone 0-3 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Thundering Herd have a 4-6 ATS record.

This season, the over/under record for Marshall games is 8-15-1, and today’s over/under line of 147.5 is lower than the average over/under line of 154.6 in their games. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 156 points.

The Marshall offense is coming off a game where they scored 66 points against Troy. They posted a field goal percentage of 39% and connected on 9 threes. Offensively, the Thundering Herd hold a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, placing them 335th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 314th in terms of percentage and 121st in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Marshall defense is giving up an average of 76.4 points per contest. So far, the Marshall defense is giving up an average of 8.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.1 times per game (599th).

Will the Mountaineers Find a Way to Win at Home?

Appalachian State has been dominant at home this season, going 10-1 with an average scoring margin of +13.4 points per game. They are also on a five-game winning streak at home and have gone 15-4 this season when favored.

Overall, the Mountaineers are 20-5 this season, including a 10-2 mark in Sun Belt Conference play. They are coming off a 63-56 loss to Texas State and have gone 9-1 in their last 10 games at home.

Appalachian State has an ATS record of 6-5 at home this season and 10-9 overall when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Mountaineers have gone just 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Appalachian State’s games this season (141.5). Their over/under record for the year is 13-10 and their games have averaged 142.5 points. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 166 points compared to their season average of 142.5 points per game.

Most recently, the Appalachian State offense finished with just 56 points vs. Texas State. For the game, they hit 4/19 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 41.2%. Tre’Von Spillers is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 13.4. Meanwhile, Donovan Gregory also brings a PPG average of 12.7 into the game.

At present, the Mountaineers’ defense is nationally ranked 53rd, allowing 66.9 points per game. In today’s game, the Appalachian State 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 63 points.