NCAA hoops odds preview - Western Carolina vs. Austin Peay
Western Carolina Catamounts vs Austin Peay Governors Odds
The Austin Peay Governors will hit the floor running against the visiting Western Carolina Catamounts Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The game is being played at Moon Palace Resort, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Catamounts will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 1-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Governors are 1-2 ATS. Western Carolina is 0-0 on the totals; Austin Peay is 0-0.
Bettors looking to back visiting Western Carolina before tip-off in this one found them as 4-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Governors sit at No. 265 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Catamounts sit at No. 191 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Catamounts will win this game 72-61.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Austin Peay's No. 232 nationally ranked offense (65.3 points per game) against a Catamounts defense that sits as the No. 313 at 77.5 PPG. The Governors have been averaging 41.6% from the field, less than the Catamounts have managed so far this season (44.9% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Carolina owns the country's No. 288-rated mark, allowing 80.7 points per game on the highway. Austin Peay, on the other hand, rates No. 159 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Western Carolina, they were a 92-81 loser as they battled Western Kentucky on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog. Western Carolina got 25 points from Trey Sumler on the way to a 92-81 loss against Western Kentucky on Saturday at EA Diddle Arena.
In their last action, Austin Peay was a 98-67 loser on the road against DePaul. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as underdogs. Austin Peay was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by DePaul and falling by a 98-67 score at Allstate Arena.
Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Furman are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6
Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7
A few Catamounts at Governors trends to consider:
Austin Peay is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Western Carolina at Furman, Wednesday, November 28
Austin Peay home to Berea, Wednesday, November 28