Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Norfolk State Spartans NCAAB Men’s Tournament First Four Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 18, 2021

The Appalachian State Mountaineers (17-11) are 3.5-point favorites to advance to the Round of 64 of the NCAA Tournament bracket when they meet the Norfolk State Spartans (16-7) in a First Four matchup Thursday at Assembly Hall (Indiana), tipping off at 8:40 PM ET, airing on TRU.

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Appalachian State vs Norfolk State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Appalachian State -3.5 -106 -114 133.5 -108 -114 -161 134

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Point Total Insights

  • Appalachian State has combined with its opponents to score over Thursday’s total, 133.5, in 50% of its 28 games this season.
  • In 78.3% of Norfolk State games this season (18/23), the total points scored was more than Thursday’s total of 133.5.
  • Thursday’s total is 12.6 points lower than the two team’s combined 146.1 points per game average.
  • The 70.9 points the Mountaineers average per game are just 1.7 more points than the Spartans surrender (69.2).
  • The Spartans’ 75.2 points per game are 10.7 more points than the 64.5 the Mountaineers allow.
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    Appalachian State Betting Data

  • Appalachian State has covered in just eight of 21 matchups this season.
  • The Mountaineers have posted a losing record of 2-8 against the spread when the spread is -3.5 or bigger.
  • The Mountaineers have combined with their opponents to go above the total in 0% of their games this season (0 of 21 contests).
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    Appalachian State Leaders

    Mountaineers Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Justin Forrest 7 18.4 3.9 2.6 1.4 0.1 2.4
    Donovan Gregory 19 11.0 6.1 2.5 2.2 0.5 0.1
    Kendall Lewis 8 10.6 4.5 1.9 1.0 0.8 0.6

    Norfolk State Betting Data

  • Norfolk State has a winning record against the spread, going 12-6 ATS (covering 66.7% of the time).
  • When they are at least 3.5-point underdogs, the Spartans have a record ATS of 4-0.
  • The Spartans and their opponents have hit the over in less than half of their games this year — 0 of 18 (0%).
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    Norfolk State Leaders

    Spartans Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Devante Carter 14 14.7 5.5 3.9 1.0 0.6 0.4
    Kashaun Hicks 13 8.7 3.7 0.7 0.5 0.3 1.7
    Kyonze Chavis 13 7.2 3.8 2.2 1.2 0.4 0.8
    Daryl Anderson 13 6.3 2.2 0.4 0.5 0.2 1.5
    Tyrese 13 2.7 1.3 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.7
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