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Davidson Wildcats vs Western Carolina Catamounts Preview

Western Carolina CatamountsDavidson Wildcats
Feb 7, 7:00 PM | Belk Arena

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Davidson Wildcats Odds

8-14TEAM RECORD15-7

The Davidson Wildcats will be trying to slam the Western Carolina Catamounts on Thursday when the teams tip off at Belk Arena in college betting action.

Supporters of the Catamounts have watched them go 8-14 and 8-9-1 ATS on the year, while the Wildcats are at 15-7 and 10-10-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 7-12-1, while the Catamounts have a 6-8 mark.

View Western Carolina vs Davidson Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Wildcats installed as 16-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 135-ranked Wildcats and the No. 237-rated Catamounts in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-69 win for the Wildcats on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Davidson's No. 237-rated squad against Western Carolina's No. 238-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Davidson rates No. 56 in the country with 7.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 152 nationally with 6.3 per match.

Defensively, Western Carolina features the nation's No. 235-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.6 points per game. Davidson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 97 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Carolina was a 74-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Appalachian State. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Western Carolina got 21 points from Trey Sumler but lost anyway, 74-65, to Appalachian State on Saturday at Holmes Convocation Center.

In their last action, Davidson was a 68-57 winner on the road against Wofford. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats grabbed a 68-57 win over the Terriers on Saturday, behind a 15-point effort from Chris Czerapowicz at Benjamin Johnson Arena.

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Georgia Southern are 5-5
After playing Appalachian State are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Appalachian State are 9-1
After playing Wofford are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Catamounts at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Carolina's last 5 games when playing on the road against Davidson
Western Carolina is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Western Carolina is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Western Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Davidson
Davidson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Davidson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Davidson's last 5 games when playing Western Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Davidson's last 5 games when playing at home against Western Carolina

Next up:
Western Carolina at Georgia Southern, Saturday, February 9
Davidson home to Appalachian State, Saturday, February 9