I am expecting Furman to be favored here by 4 points. I have not seen much from Appalachian in the past three games that would make me believe they would be favored.
Furman is favored at home by five points over the Mountaineers. Of all the rematch games this year between Appalachian and its conference opponents, Appalachian has failed to win on the road. To date, Appalachian’s only road wins this season were Tennessee Tech and Samford, who avenged their loss to the Mountaineers in Boone last week. Elon and UNCG defended their home courts against the Mountaineers, and in both cases, Appalachian failed to cover the spread. I have missed five straight games in a row, while Appalachian is 1-4 in the same span. Everything points to picking Furman to cover being the correct call. This will be the first time this season that I will pick the opponent to cover against the Mountaineers when they are favored. The two games where I picked the opponent, the Mountaineers were favored in both games. As a fan, it is very tough to pick the opposing team, but you have to follow the trends.