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Western Carolina Catamounts take on Moccasins in NCAA basketball test

Western Carolina CatamountsChattanooga Moccasins
Jan 19, 7:00 PM | McKenzie Arena

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Chattanooga Moccasins Odds

7-11TEAM RECORD8-10

Western Carolina pays a visit to Chattanooga on Saturday, hoping to send the Moccasins to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at McKenzie Arena.

The Moccasins sit at 8-10 (7-6-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Catamounts are currently 7-11 (6-7-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Chattanooga is 5-4-1 OU, and Western Carolina is 3-7 OU.

View Western Carolina vs Chattanooga Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Moccasins in this one found them listed as 2-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Catamounts was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 203-ranked Moccasins and the No. 167-rated Catamounts in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-67 win for the Catamounts on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Catamounts is ranked No. 224 in NCAA hoops at 33.9 per game. Contrast that with Chattanooga’s No. 51 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Chattanooga is the No. 249-ranked team in the country at 5.4 per game, while Western Carolina rates No. 156 at 6.3 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Carolina owns the country's No. 218-rated mark, allowing 71.7 points per game on the highway. Chattanooga, on the other hand, rates No. 194 in scoring at home.

Western Carolina was a 64-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Samford. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Catamounts endured a 64-60 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Thursday, despite a 14-point effort from Tawaski King at Pete Hanna Center.

Chattanooga won its last outing, a 91-88 result against Appalachian State on January 17. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. Z. Mason scored 23 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Chattanooga over Appalachian State, 91-88, on Thursday at McKenzie Arena.

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Davidson are 5-5
After playing Samford are 6-2
After a loss are 4-6

Chattanooga Moccasins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Elon are 5-5
After playing Appalachian State are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Catamounts at Moccasins trends to consider:
Western Carolina is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Western Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Western Carolina is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Chattanooga
Western Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Chattanooga
Chattanooga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Western Carolina
Chattanooga is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Chattanooga is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Western Carolina
Chattanooga is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Western Carolina home to Davidson, Thursday, January 24
Chattanooga at Elon, Thursday, January 24