Appalachian State Mountaineers (9-10) vs. Old Dominion Monarchs (11-8)
January 21, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Old Dominion Monarchs -4 / Appalachian State Mountaineers +4 ; Over/Under: 129
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers and the Old Dominion Monarchs meet Saturday in college basketball action from Ted Constant Convocation Center. Appalachian State comes into this one after a Thursday matchup versus Coastal Carolina. In that one the Mountaineers fell by nine points. As for Old Dominion, they played Georgia State in their Thursday game. The Monarchs would go on to win by 12 points. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Appalachian State Mountaineers
Appalachian State lost to Campbell, Kennesaw State, Furman, Charlotte, Wake Forest, UCSB and Marshall in their first 14 games. The Mountaineers hit a 3-2 run in the next five with losses to Southern Miss and GA Southern.
On Thursday versus Coastal Carolina, Appalachian State scored 39 points in the first half, 37 in the second and eight in overtime during a 93-84 defeat. Leading team scorer was Dibaji Walker with 27 points and eight rebounds.
Old Dominion Monarchs
Over on the Old Dominion side, they were 9-5 after 14 games with losses to Drexel, VA Tech, Davidson, Charleston and Arkansas State. The Monarchs went 1-3 in the next four with losses to Troy, Coastal and Marshall.
Matched up against Georgia State on Thursday, the Monarchs posted a 33-25 edge at the break. Old Dominion kept it up on a 37-33 run from there and won 70-58. Tyreek Scott-Grayson led the way on 24 points with nine rebounds.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I might take a stab on Old Dominion. Probably staying away from this one, though. The Monarchs are 3-3 in their last six games, scoring 70 or more points in four of those matchups. The win over Georgia State Thursday was much-needed after consecutive Monarchs losses. As for App State, they’re also 3-3 in their last six with 70 or more points in three of those games. It’s tough telling how this one will shake out, but it should be a competitive matchup if both teams play well.