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South Carolina favored by 9 against Western Carolina on Friday

Western Carolina CatamountsSouth Carolina Gamecocks
Nov 11, 7:00 PM | Colonial Life Arena

Western Carolina Catamounts vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds

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The Gamecocks hope to be lousy hosts on Friday as the Western Carolina Catamounts pay a visit to Colonial Life Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

This season, the Gamecocks are 0-0 overall and 0-0 ATS ATS, while the Catamounts are 0-0 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, South Carolina boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Western Carolina is 0-0.

View Western Carolina vs South Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, South Carolina sat as 9-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 146-rated Gamecocks and the No. 143-ranked Catamounts, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 2-0 result in favor of the Gamecocks.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Catamounts is ranked No. 12 in NCAA hoops at 0 per game. Contrast that with South Carolina’s No. 12 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Carolina is the No. 12-ranked team in the country at 0 per game, while Western Carolina rates No. 12 at 0 per game.

Defensively, Western Carolina features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Carolina was an 86-72 loser in their most recent outing at home against Wofford. They failed to cover the 7–point spread as underdogs. Western Carolina got 25 points from Mike Williams on the way to an 86-72 loss against Wofford on Sunday at McKenzie Arena.

South Carolina was a 66-55 loser in their most recent outing against Mississippi. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as underdogs.

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Montreat College are 2-0
After playing Wofford are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing Mississippi are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Catamounts at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Western Carolina is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Carolina's last 5 games at home
South Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
South Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
South Carolina is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Western Carolina home to Montreat College, Tuesday, November 15
South Carolina at Elon, Tuesday, November 15

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