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Bradley Braves battle vs Western Carolina Catamounts highlights college odds menu

Western Carolina CatamountsBradley Braves
Dec 20, 8:00 PM | Carver Arena

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Bradley Braves Odds


Western Carolina pays a visit to Bradley on Tuesday, hoping to send the Braves to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Carver Arena.

Bradley battles the Catamounts, currently sitting with a 5-6 mark (4-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-4 for the Braves and 3-6 for the Catamounts.

View Western Carolina vs Bradley Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Bradley in this one will find them as 6.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Braves sit at No. 174 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Catamounts sit at No. 289 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Braves will win this game 66-64.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Bradley's No. 257 nationally ranked offense (64.3 points per game) against a Catamounts defense that sits as the No. 195 at 67.7 PPG. The Braves have been averaging 44.4% from the field, more than the Catamounts have managed so far this season (41% on average).

Defensively, Western Carolina features the nation's No. 202-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.5 points per game. Bradley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 287 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Carolina was a 58-56 loser in its last match at home against Kent State. They covered the 6–point spread as underdogs. Western Carolina got 21 points from Harouna Mutombo but lost anyway, 58-56, to Kent State on Saturday at Ramsey Center.

Last time out for Bradley, they were a 73-68 loser as they battled Drexel on the road. They covered in the match as a 10-point underdog. Bradley got 18 points from Walt Lemon but lost anyway, 73-68, to Drexel on Saturday at John A. Daskalakis Center.

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing UNC Asheville are 5-5
After playing Kent State are 2-0
After a loss are 6-4

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Michigan are 3-0
After playing Drexel are 1-1
After a loss are 5-5

A few Catamounts at Braves trends to consider:
Western Carolina is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Bradley is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Western Carolina home to UNC Asheville, Wednesday, December 28
Bradley at Michigan, Thursday, December 22