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UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Western Carolina Catamounts Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Western Carolina CatamountsUNC Greensboro Spartans
13-12February 16, 2014, 02:00 | Greensboro Coliseum11-13



Western Carolina pays a visit to UNC Greensboro on Sunday, hoping to send the Spartans to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Greensboro Coliseum.

The Spartans currently sports a 11-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-10-1 ATS. The Catamounts are 13-12 and 6-13 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spartans produce a 7-12 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Catamounts have gone 7-11 against the number.

View Western Carolina Catamounts vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, UNC Greensboro sat as 0-point over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 229-ranked Spartans and the No. 23-rated Catamounts in this matchup.

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Last time out for Western Carolina, they were an 83-73 loser as they battled Chattanooga on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Brandon Boggs scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Catamounts to a win (they lost 83-73 to Chattanooga at McKenzie Arena on Friday).

In their last action, UNC Greensboro was a 68-56 winner on the road against Georgia Southern. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Tyrone Outlaw scored 17 points leading the Spartans to a 68-56 victory over Georgia Southern at Hanner Fieldhouse on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UNC Greensboro's No. 62-rated squad against Western Carolina's No. 106-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UNC Greensboro rates No. 164 in the country with 5.69 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 36 nationally with 7.77 per match.

A few Catamounts at Spartans trends to consider:
Western Carolina is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
Western Carolina is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Carolina's last 7 games
Western Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
UNC Greensboro is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UNC Greensboro's last 7 games at home
UNC Greensboro is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games when playing Western Carolina
UNC Greensboro is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Western Carolina


Next up:
Western Carolina at Appalachian State, Thursday, February 20th
UNC Greensboro at Elon, Wednesday, February 19th

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