Western Carolina Catamounts vs College of Charleston Cougars Odds
The College of Charleston Cougars hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Western Carolina Catamounts pay a visit to US Cellular Center on the college basketball betting menu.
The Southern Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (US Cellular Center).
The Cougars currently sports a 22-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-15 ATS. The Catamounts are 14-18 and 14-13-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cougars produce a 11-12 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Catamounts have gone 10-14 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 195-rated Western Carolina taking on the No. 71-rated Cougars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-66 win for the Cougars on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features College of Charleston's No. 237-ranked scoring average of 65.1 PPG, against a Catamounts defense rated No. 246 and allowing 69.4 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 44.3% to date this season, more than the Catamounts shooters have managed so far (43.2% per game).
Defensively, Western Carolina features the nation's No. 236-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. College of Charleston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 307 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Western Carolina was a 76-61 winner at home against The Citadel. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Trey Sumler went off for 27 points and added 5 rebounds, leading Western Carolina over The Citadel, 76-61, on Friday at US Cellular Center.
College of Charleston was a 74-50 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Furman. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Cougars and Paladins didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Furman was handed a 74-50 defeat on Saturday at Timmons Arena.