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Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Western Carolina Catamounts Betting Preview

Western Carolina CatamountsAppalachian State Mountaineers
Jan 21, 3:00 PM | Holmes Convocation Center

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds

9-10TEAM RECORD7-10

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Western Carolina when they take on the Mountaineers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

This season, the Mountaineers are 7-10 overall and 8-4 ATS ATS, while the Catamounts are 9-10 and 6-9 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Appalachian State boasts a 5-7 on the OU, and Western Carolina is 5-10.

View Western Carolina vs Appalachian State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Appalachian State opened as 3.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 199-rated Mountaineers and the No. 273-ranked Catamounts, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-65 result in favor of the Catamounts.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Appalachian State's No. 181-rated squad against Western Carolina's No. 171-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Appalachian State rates No. 65 in the country with 7.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 97 nationally with 7.1 per match.

Defensively, Western Carolina features the nation's No. 269-rated defense on the road, allowing 75 points per game. Appalachian State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 214 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Carolina won its last outing, a 141-39 result against Toccoa Falls on January 17. The Catamounts blew out Toccoa Falls on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 141-39 win at Ramsey Center.

Last time out for Appalachian State, they were a 73-61 loser as they battled Wofford on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. Appalachian State suffered a 73-61 loss against Wofford on Thursday, getting 20 points from Andre Williamson in a losing effort at Benjamin Johnson Arena.

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Elon are 5-5
After playing Toccoa Falls are 4-1
After a win are 5-5

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing UNC Greensboro are 7-3
After playing Wofford are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Catamounts at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Carolina's last 6 games when playing on the road against Appalachian State
Western Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Western Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Appalachian State
Western Carolina is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Appalachian State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Appalachian State's last 5 games when playing Western Carolina
Appalachian State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Western Carolina
Appalachian State is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing Western Carolina
Appalachian State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Western Carolina home to Elon, Thursday, January 26
Appalachian State at UNC Greensboro, Thursday, January 26

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