Western Carolina Catamounts vs Howard Bison Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Howard and Western Carolina on Wednesday, with the host Bison trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Moon Palace Resort).
The Bison are 0-4 so far on the season, and 0-1 ATS vs. the number. The Catamounts, meanwhile, are 1-4 and 1-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Howard go 0-0 and the Catamounts go 0-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bison - Catamounts odds would favor the Catamounts if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Howard is rated No. 268 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Western Carolina is at No. 191. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 64-49 win for the Catamounts.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Howard's No. 345 nationally ranked offense (47.8 points per game) against a Catamounts defense that sits as the No. 306 at 76.4 PPG. The Bison have been averaging 36.2% from the field, less than the Catamounts have managed so far this season (44.5% on average).
Defensively, Western Carolina features the nation's No. 274-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.5 points per game. Howard, meanwhile, comes in at No. 279 nationally in scoring at home.
Western Carolina lost its last outing, a 72-71 result against Austin Peay on November 20. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Travis Betran scored 22 points leading the Governors to a 72-71 victory over Western Carolina at Moon Palace Resort on Tuesday.
Howard lost its last outing, a 55-43 result against Gardner-Webb on November 20. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog. Alphonso Leary scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Bison to a win (they lost 55-43 to Gardner-Webb at Moon Palace Resort on Tuesday).
Western Carolina at Furman, Wednesday, November 28
Howard home to Wilmington De, Sunday, November 25