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Western Carolina CatamountsGeorgia Southern Eagles
8-8January 11, 2014, 02:00 | Hanner Fieldhouse7-8



Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Hanner Fieldhouse Saturday as host Georgia Southern looks to handle the Western Carolina Catamounts in NCAA hoops action.

This season, the Eagles are 7-8 overall and 3-5 ATS, while the Catamounts are 8-8 and 5-5 ATS. As for the totals, Georgia Southern boasts a 3-3 on the OU, and Western Carolina is 2-7.

View Western Carolina Catamounts vs Georgia Southern Eagles Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Catamounts were listed as -2-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 123-rated Western Carolina taking on the No. 264-rated Eagles in this contest.

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Western Carolina was a 74-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Elon. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Trey Sumler scored 21 points leading the Catamounts to a 74-62 victory over Elon at Ramsey Center on Saturday.

Georgia Southern was an 80-78 winner in their most recent outing at home against Samford. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. The Eagles grabbed an 80-78 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Jelani Hewitt at Hanner Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia Southern's No. 93 nationally ranked offense (75.25 points per game) against a Catamounts defense that sits as the No. 186 at 72.65 PPG. The Eagles have been averaging 44.2% from the field, more than the Catamounts have managed so far this season (42.01% on average).

A few Catamounts at Eagles trends to consider:
Western Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Western Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Western Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Georgia Southern
Western Carolina is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games when playing Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Georgia Southern is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Western Carolina
Georgia Southern is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing Western Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Georgia Southern's last 7 games when playing Western Carolina


Next up:
Western Carolina home to Samford, Saturday, January 18th
Georgia Southern at Furman, Thursday, January 16th

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