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Western Carolina Catamounts vs Miami Hurricanes College Basketball Betting Preview

The Miami Hurricanes will be trying to slam the Western Carolina Catamounts on Friday when the teams tip off at BankUnited Center in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Miami Hurricanes were listed as -22-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Miami Hurricanes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Western Carolina Catamounts have watched them go 16-18 and 19-9-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Miami Hurricanes are at 27-8 and 19-14-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Miami Hurricanes are 17-17, while the Western Carolina Catamounts have a 16-13 mark.

The Miami Hurricanes sit at No. 112 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Western Carolina Catamounts sit at No. 107 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Western Carolina is ranked No. 125 in NCAA basketball at 36.47 per game. Contrast that with Miami's No. 214 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Miami is the No. 146-ranked team in the country at 6.89 per game, while Western Carolina rates No. 129 at 7.12 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Catamounts got 20 points from Torrion Brummitt, but it was Vermont that prevailed in a 79-74 final on Wednesday at Roy L Patrick Gymnasium.

Miami was run off the court by the Wildcats on Thursday as Villanova routed them 92-69 at KFC Yum! Center.

Betting Trends
  • Western Carolina is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Western Carolina is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Western Carolina's last 9 games
  • Western Carolina is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Miami is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
  • Miami is 11-4-1 ATS in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Carolina home to Hiwassee, Sunday, November 13th
Miami at North Florida, Wednesday, November 16th

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