Western Carolina Catamounts visit UNC Greensboro Spartans in college basketball clash
Western Carolina Catamounts vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds
The UNC Greensboro Spartans will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Western Carolina Catamounts at Greensboro Coliseum in NCAA basketball action.
The Spartans sit at 7-16 (7-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Catamounts are currently 10-15 (10-10-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? UNC Greensboro is 4-12 OU, and Western Carolina is 7-10 OU.
Bettors looking to back visiting Western Carolina before tip-off in this one found them as 2-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 210-ranked Spartans and the No. 219-rated Catamounts in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-69 win for the Catamounts on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Catamounts is ranked No. 220 in NCAA hoops at 33.8 per game. Contrast that with UNC Greensboro’s No. 56 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UNC Greensboro is the No. 107-ranked team in the country at 6.8 per game, while Western Carolina rates No. 177 at 6.1 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Carolina owns the country's No. 231-rated mark, allowing 71.9 points per game on the highway. UNC Greensboro, on the other hand, rates No. 74 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Western Carolina was a 57-56 winner at home against Wofford. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Western Carolina got 26 points from Trey Sumler en route to a 57-56 victory over Wofford on Monday at Ramsey Center.
In their last action, UNC Greensboro was a 59-50 loser on the road against Wofford. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. UNC Greensboro suffered a 59-50 loss against Wofford on Saturday, getting 16 points from Trevis Simpson in a losing effort at Benjamin Johnson Arena.
Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Elon are 7-3
After playing Wofford are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Appalachian State are 2-8
After playing Wofford are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
A few Catamounts at Spartans trends to consider:
Western Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against UNC Greensboro
Western Carolina is 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Western Carolina is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UNC Greensboro's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of UNC Greensboro's last 8 games
UNC Greensboro is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
UNC Greensboro is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Western Carolina
Western Carolina at Elon, Saturday, February 16
UNC Greensboro home to Appalachian State, Sunday, February 17