Davidson favored by 7.5 against Western Carolina on Thursday
Davidson Wildcats vs Western Carolina Catamounts Odds
The Western Carolina Catamounts will be trying to slam the Davidson Wildcats on Thursday when the teams tip off at Ramsey Center in college betting action.
Supporters of the Wildcats have watched them go 11-7 and 7-9-1 ATS on the year, while the Catamounts are at 8-11 and 7-7-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Catamounts are 4-7, while the Wildcats have a 6-10 mark.
The visitors opened as 7.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Catamounts rated this week at No. 193 and the Wildcats sitting at No. 151. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 75-70 result in favor of the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Western Carolina has the nation's No. 111-rated offensive output, at 70.2 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 156 allowing on average 65.3 PPG. The Catamounts FG% has averaged 43.9% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.
Defensively, Davidson features the nation's No. 197-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.9 points per game. Western Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 157 nationally in scoring at home.
Davidson was a 77-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against College of Charleston. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats got 17 points from De'Mon Brooks as Davidson ran past College of Charleston 77-68 on Saturday at Belk Arena.
Last time out for Western Carolina, they were a 90-81 winner as they battled Chattanooga on the road. They covered in the match as a 1-point favorite. The Catamounts got a 25-point performance from Trey Sumler, who added 12 assists, as Western Carolina ran past Chattanooga 90-81 on Saturday at McKenzie Arena.
Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 10-0
Before playing Appalachian State are 8-2
After playing College of Charleston are 9-1
After a win are 4-6
Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Georgia Southern are 5-5
After playing Chattanooga are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Wildcats at Catamounts trends to consider:
Davidson is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Western Carolina
Davidson is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Davidson is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Carolina's last 5 games when playing Davidson
Western Carolina is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Western Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Western Carolina is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Davidson
Davidson at Appalachian State, Saturday, January 26
Western Carolina home to Georgia Southern, Saturday, January 26