Appalachian State vs Norfolk State March Madness Odds — First Four 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021

A spot in the Round of 64 of the NCAA Tournament bracket is at stake when Appalachian State Mountaineers (17-11) and the Norfolk State Spartans (16-7) square off on Thursday, tipping off at 8:40 PM ET. Appalachian State is a favorite as these teams try to advance to the first round.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 10:10 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Appalachian State Betting Information

  • Appalachian State is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 14-9-1.
  • When favored by at least 3 points, the Mountaineers are 3-4 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • The Mountaineers and their opponents have gone over the set total in only 11 of 24 games this season (45.8%).
  • The Mountaineers knocked off Georgia State 80-73 and covered the spread as 7.5-point underdogs, while hitting the over on the 136.5 point total in their last contest on Monday. Michael Almonacy put up a team-high 32 points in the victory.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Appalachian State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Adrian Delph 28 13.1 4.5 1.3 1.3 0.5 2.3
Justin Forrest 25 13.0 3.2 2.6 1.5 0.1 1.8
Michael Almonacy 28 12.9 4.1 2.9 1.4 0.1 2.5
Donovan Gregory 27 10.7 6.0 2.3 1.8 0.5 0.1
James Lewis 26 8.0 5.0 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.0

Norfolk State Betting Information

  • Norfolk State has regularly covered the spread this season with a record ATS of 12-7-1.
  • For the 13th time this season, the Spartans are at least a 3-point underdog, where they have a record of 7-4-1 against the spread.
  • 45% of Norfolk State’s 20 games this season have fell below the over/under.
  • The Spartans defeated Morgan State 71-63 in their last outing on Saturday. Joe Bryant Jr. put up a team-high 17 points to help lead the team to victory. They covered the spread as 3-point favorites, and the teams combined to go under the 144.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Norfolk State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devante Carter 23 15.5 5.3 4.0 1.1 0.5 0.5
Joe Bryant Jr. 19 11.6 4.3 1.9 1.2 0.1 1.8
Jalen Hawkins 18 9.4 2.6 1.2 0.7 0.1 1.3
J.J. Matthews 22 8.4 4.8 0.4 0.3 0.7 0.0
Kashaun Hicks 21 8.2 3.8 0.5 0.6 0.3 1.6

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Total Facts

  • Appalachian State’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Thursday’s matchup total (135.5 points) in 42.9% of opportunities (12 out of 28 matchups).
  • In Norfolk State’s games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Thursday’s matchup over/under in 17 out of 23 matchups (73.9%).
  • Together, the two teams combine for 146.1 points per game, 10.6 points more than the point total of 135.5 for this game.
  • This matchup’s point total is 1.8 more points than the 133.7 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the over/under in Mountaineers games is 0.1 points fewer than the over/under of 135.5 points in this contest.
  • A difference of 8.9 points separates the average total points bet in Spartans games (144.4 points) and this contest’s over/under (135.5 points).

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