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Point spread favors Catamounts in battle with Spartans

Western Carolina CatamountsUNC Greensboro Spartans
Feb 21, 7:00 PM | Greensboro Coliseum

Western Carolina Catamounts vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds

15-13TEAM RECORD5-21

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Greensboro Coliseum Monday as host UNC Greensboro looks to handle the Western Carolina Catamounts in NCAAB action.

The Spartans sit at 5-21 (9-8-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Catamounts are currently 15-13 (10-7-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? UNC Greensboro is 13-5-1 OU, and Western Carolina is 7-9-1 OU.

View Western Carolina vs UNC Greensboro Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Spartans as 3.5-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Spartans rated this week at No. 306 and the Catamounts sitting at No. 140. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 74-63 result in favor of the Catamounts.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits UNC Greensboro's No. 94-ranked offense, averaging 72.2 PPG, against a Catamounts defense that ranks No. 197 at 68.8 PPG. The Spartans field goal percentage has averaged 43.2% so far, more than the Catamounts marksmen have achieved on the year, 43% per game.

Defensively, Western Carolina features the nation's No. 182-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.1 points per game. UNC Greensboro, meanwhile, comes in at No. 228 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Western Carolina was an 81-74 winner at home against Eastern Kentucky. They covered the 4.5–point spread as favorites. Western Carolina earned an 81-74 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, getting 18 points from Mike Williams at Ramsey Center.

Last time out for UNC Greensboro, they were a 99-90 loser as they battled Elon on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog. The Spartans wasted a 26-point performance from Brandon Evans in losing to Elon 99-90 on Saturday at Alumni Gym.

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing The Citadel are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Georgia Southern are 8-2
After playing Elon are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Catamounts at Spartans trends to consider:
Western Carolina is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against UNC Greensboro
Western Carolina is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of UNC Greensboro's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UNC Greensboro's last 5 games when playing Western Carolina
UNC Greensboro is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Western Carolina
UNC Greensboro is 2-2-2 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Western Carolina home to The Citadel, Thursday, February 24
UNC Greensboro at Georgia Southern, Thursday, February 24