Looking to win big? The Monarchs and Mountaineers face off at 6:30 ET on ESPN+. The Mountaineers are hosting the game at Holmes Convocation Center in Boone, NC. The over/under for this game is set at 143.5 points, and Appalachian State is favored by -14.5 vs. Old Dominion in a Sun Belt conference matchup.


The Pick: Old Dominion Monarchs +14.5

This game will be played at Holmes Convocation Center at 6:30 ET on Wednesday, February 28th.


  • 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 Old Dominion at +14.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Do the Monarchs Have a Shot at a Road Win?

Old Dominion enters this game as a 14.5-point underdog, and they have gone just 2-15 this season when they are the underdog. They are 7-22 overall and 3-14 in Sun Belt Conference play.

On the road this season, the Monarchs have gone just 1-11, and they have lost their last two games away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -8.8 points per game.

Old Dominion has an overall ATS record of 7-20-1 this season. As the underdog, their ATS mark is 4-12-1. On the road, the Monarchs have gone 3-8-1 vs. the spread.

Old Dominion’s over/under record for the season sits at 13-13-2, and today’s line of 143.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (146.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points.

The Monarchs’ offense wrapped up their last game with 75 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 70.6 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Tyrone Williams with 33 points. Devin Ceaser also added 14 points for the Monarchs.

At this time, the Monarchs’ defense is positioned 256th in the country, permitting 75.6 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.7 threes per game vs. Appalachian State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.6%.

Will Appalachian State Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

Appalachian State is 24-5 this season and has won five straight games. At home, the Mountaineers are 13-1 and have won eight consecutive contests. For the season, they have been favored in 24 of their 29 games, going 20-4 in those matchups.

Old Dominion comes into this game with a 14-2 record in Sun Belt games, while Appalachian State is 10-3 in non-conference action. The Mountaineers’ average scoring margin at home this season is +12.8 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Appalachian State has a record of 14-10 vs. the spread, and they have gone 3-0 ATS in their last 3 games as the favorite. At home, the Mountaineers have an ATS mark of 8-6 this year, and their ATS record at home over their last 10 games is 5-5.

Appalachian State’s over/under record this season is 16-12, and their games have averaged 144.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is similar to their average OU line of 142.4. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 143 points.

Against Marshall, the Appalachian State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 78.3 points per game. They scored 65 points and posted a field goal percentage of 37.9% in the game. Tre’Von Spillers is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 12.8 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Donovan Gregory brings a PPG average of 13 into the game.

The Mountaineers’ defense is presently ranked 44th nationally, allowing an average of 66.5 points per contest. Appalachian State’s three-point defense is currently 81st in the country at 6.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.3% of their shots vs. Appalachian State.