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Western Carolina Catamounts take on Golden Gophers in NCAA Basketball Betting

Western Carolina Catamounts

vs

Minnesota Golden Gophers
Friday, December 05, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Williams Arena

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will look to improve on a 5-2 record on Friday when they host the Western Carolina Catamounts in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Williams Arena.

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you were backing the Western Carolina Catamounts in this one, their betting line was listed as 20-point underdogs earlier in the day at 5Dimes.

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 5-2 so far on the season, and 2-2-1 ATS vs the number. The Western Carolina Catamounts, meanwhile, are 3-5 and 4-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 2-2 and the Western Carolina Catamounts go 1-1 on betting totals.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Minnesota Golden Gophers rated this week at No. 58 and the Western Carolina Catamounts sitting at No. 150.

How Western Carolina Catamounts vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 48 nationally ranked offense (76.14 points per game) against a Western Carolina Catamounts defense that sits as the No. 237 at 74 PPG. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have been averaging 44.44% from the field, more than the Catamounts have managed so far this season (44.16% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rhett Harrelson scored 30 points for Western Carolina on Wednesday, but the Buccaneers managed a 96-89 victory over the Catamounts at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.

Andre Hollins scored 27 points for Minnesota on Tuesday, leading the Golden Gophers to a 84-69 win over Wake Forest at Joel Coliseum.

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Odds Trends

Western Carolina is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Western Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Carolina at Vanderbilt, Tuesday, December 16th
Minnesota at North Dakota, Monday, December 8th

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