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Western Carolina Catamounts host Liberty Flames in college basketball action

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Dec 31, 2:00 PM | Ramsey Center

Liberty Flames vs Western Carolina Catamounts Odds


Liberty travels to Western Carolina on Monday, hoping to boost its 3-10 record with a victory over the Catamounts.

The Catamounts sit at 4-8 (5-4-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Flames are currently 3-10 (0-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Western Carolina is 2-4 OU, and Liberty is 0-0 OU.

View Liberty vs Western Carolina Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Catamounts rated this week at No. 147 and the Flames sitting at No. 280. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 66-64 result in favor of the Catamounts.


How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Western Carolina's No. 129-ranked scoring average of 70.2 PPG, against a Flames defense rated No. 217 and allowing 68.2 PPG. The Catamounts FG% has averaged 43.7% to date this season, more than the Flames shooters have managed so far (40.9% per game).

Defensively, Liberty features the nation's No. 188-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.2 points per game. Western Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 79 nationally in scoring at home.

Liberty was a 104-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Union KY. The Flames blew out Union KY on Friday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 104-67 win at Vines Center.

Western Carolina was a 66-52 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Tennessee. They earned a push of the 14-point spread as underdogs. The Catamounts endured a 66-52 loss at the hands of the Volunteers on Friday, despite a 23-point effort from Trey Sumler at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-7
Before playing The Citadel are 6-4
After playing Tennessee are 1-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Flames at Catamounts trends to consider:
Western Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Western Carolina is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Western Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Liberty home to UNC Asheville, Saturday, January 5
Western Carolina at The Citadel, Saturday, January 5