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Western Carolina CatamountsGeorgetown Hoyas
Dec 15, 12:00 PM | Verizon Center

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Georgetown Hoyas Odds

4-6TEAM RECORD8-1

The Georgetown Hoyas hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Western Carolina Catamounts pay a visit to Verizon Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Hoyas sit at 8-1 (2-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Catamounts are currently 4-6 (4-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Georgetown is 2-4 OU, and Western Carolina is 1-3 OU.

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Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Georgetown Hoyas as 17.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Hoyas, most recently No. 100 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Catamounts, who rate No. 113 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 77-66 victory for the Hoyas.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Georgetown has the nation's No. 223-rated offensive output, at 65.2 PPG. The visiting Catamounts defense ranks No. 277 allowing on average 72.2 PPG. The Hoyas FG% has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Catamounts marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Carolina owns the country's No. 251-rated mark, allowing 74.7 points per game on the highway. Georgetown, on the other hand, rates No. 275 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Western Carolina, they were a 70-64 winner as they battled Appalachian State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 10-point favorite. Western Carolina earned a 70-64 victory over Appalachian State on Saturday, getting 19 points from Tom Tankelewicz at Ramsey Center.

Last time out for Georgetown, they were an 89-53 winner as they battled Longwood at home. Georgetown cruised to victory on Monday, running Longwood out of the gym and running up an 89-53 score at Verizon Center.

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Tennessee are 0-3
After playing Appalachian State are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Georgetown Hoyas Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing American are 3-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Catamounts at Hoyas trends to consider:
Western Carolina is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Georgetown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Georgetown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Western Carolina at Tennessee, Friday, December 21
Georgetown home to American, Saturday, December 22