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North Carolina State Wolfpack host Western Carolina Catamounts in college basketball action

Western Carolina CatamountsNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
Dec 31, 2:00 PM | PNC Arena

Western Carolina Catamounts vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds

7-6TEAM RECORD9-4

The Wolfpack will try to cover the spread at PNC Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Western Carolina Catamounts in college basketball action.

The Wolfpack are 9-4 so far on the season, and 5-5 ATS vs. the number. The Catamounts, meanwhile, are 7-6 and 5-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen North Carolina State go 7-3 and the Catamounts go 3-7 on the totals.

View Western Carolina vs North Carolina State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, North Carolina State sat as 14-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 94 (Wolfpack) and the No. 282 (Catamounts) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-71 result in favor of the Wolfpack has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Catamounts rank No. 226 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.2 per game. That compares with North Carolina State’s No. 74 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where North Carolina State is college basketball's No. 233-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Catamounts rate No. 98 with 7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Carolina owns the country's No. 186-rated mark, allowing 71.7 points per game on the highway. North Carolina State, on the other hand, rates No. 83 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Western Carolina, they were an 86-67 winner as they battled UNC Asheville at home. Western Carolina earned an 86-67 victory over UNC Asheville on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Harouna Mutombo at Ramsey Center.

North Carolina State won its last outing, an 87-81 result against Campbell on December 29. The Wolfpack got 24 points from Lorenzo Brown as North Carolina State ran past Campbell 87-81 on Thursday at PNC Arena.

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-6
Before playing Chattanooga are 7-3
After playing UNC Asheville are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Delaware State are 1-1
After playing Campbell are 2-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Catamounts at Wolfpack trends to consider:
Western Carolina is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
North Carolina State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
North Carolina State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Western Carolina at Chattanooga, Thursday, January 5
North Carolina State home to Delaware State, Wednesday, January 4

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