The Appalachian State Mountaineers (2-2) and the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (1-3) go head-to-head at Greensboro Coliseum. The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 143 points with Appalachian State set as a 6.5-point favorite. Action gets underway at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers ATS Preview
In the Golden Eagles’ last matchup, they lost big to the UNCG Spartans, 64-30. Darius Allen had a solid performance for Tennessee Tech, leading the team in scoring with seven points on 2-for-7 shooting. UNCG forced the Golden Eagles into a turnover percentage of 33.8 (above their season average of 19.8). Tennessee Tech, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.102 vs. 0.048).
The Mountaineers are trying to rebound after their 59-56 loss to the Montana State Bobcats in their last outing. Justin Forrest was the game’s leading scorer with 27 points on 8-for-22 shooting. Montana State held the Mountaineers to an effective field goal percentage of 0.369 (below their season average of 0.533). Appalachian State, on the other hand, held the Bobcats to an offensive rebounding percentage of 17.1 (below their season average of 26.4).
There should be a fair amount of transition offense in this matchup that features a pair of the NCAA’s more fast-paced teams. Appalachian State ranks 31st in possessions per game (73.4) and Tennessee Tech is 44th (72.6) since last season.
Since last season, the Golden Eagles have had records of 9-26 straight up (SU) and 15-15-1 against the spread (ATS). Tennessee Tech games have had a tendency to go under the projected point total since last season (64.5 percent).
Meanwhile, the Mountaineers, are 13-19 SU and 15-15-2 ATS since last season. There does not appear to be a trend for games involving Appalachian State over that same time frame in regards to the projected point total as there has been an even split between games finishing over and under.
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers Free Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Appalachian State, ATS Winner – Appalachian State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
Tennessee Tech averages 7.1 steals per game, which ranks 76th in the nation. Appalachian State ranks 216th in steals allowed per game (6.9).