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Purdue favored by 25 against Western Carolina on Wednesday

Western Carolina CatamountsPurdue Boilermakers
Dec 7, 7:30 PM | Mackey Arena

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Mackey Arena Wednesday as host Purdue looks to handle the Western Carolina Catamounts in NCAAB action.

Supporters of the Catamounts have watched them go 5-4 and 2-5 ATS on the year, while the Boilermakers are at 7-2 and 5-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Boilermakers are 3-4, while the Catamounts have a 3-4 mark.

View Western Carolina vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Catamounts are listed as 25-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Boilermakers rated this week at No. 51 and the Catamounts sitting at No. 316. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 84-67 result in favor of the Boilermakers.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Purdue has the nation's No. 55-rated offensive output, at 76.9 PPG. The visiting Catamounts defense ranks No. 226 allowing on average 69.1 PPG. The Boilermakers FG% has averaged 45.3% so far, more than the Catamounts marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.6% per game.

Defensively, Western Carolina features the nation's No. 230-rated defense on the road, allowing 74 points per game. Purdue, meanwhile, comes in at No. 75 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Western Carolina, they were a 73-69 winner as they battled UNC Greensboro at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. Western Carolina earned a 73-69 victory over UNC Greensboro on Saturday, getting 18 points from Harouna Mutombo at Ramsey Center.

In their last action, Purdue was a 66-63 loser on the road against Xavier. They covered the 4–point spread as underdogs. Robbie Hummel scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Boilermakers to a win (they lost 66-63 to Xavier at Cintas Center on Saturday).

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Kent State are 1-1
After playing UNC Greensboro are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Eastern Michigan are 1-0
After playing Xavier are 3-2
After a loss are 8-2

A few Catamounts at Boilermakers trends to consider:
Western Carolina is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Purdue is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Western Carolina home to Kent State, Saturday, December 10
Purdue home to Eastern Michigan, Saturday, December 10

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