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Bulldogs visit Western Carolina Catamounts in college basketball clash

UNC Asheville BulldogsWestern Carolina Catamounts
Dec 28, 6:00 PM | Ramsey Center

UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs Western Carolina Catamounts Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Wednesday when the Bulldogs of UNC Asheville hit the hard court against the Catamounts of Western Carolina.

Western Carolina will face the 6-5 Bulldogs, who own a 4-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Catamounts are 3-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulldogs are 2-2 favoring the OVER.

View UNC Asheville vs Western Carolina Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Catamounts sit at No. 282 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 16 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 84-70.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Western Carolina has the nation's No. 227-rated offensive output, at 65.8 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 251 allowing on average 70.7 PPG. The Catamounts FG% has averaged 41.3% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.1% per game.

Defensively, UNC Asheville features the nation's No. 160-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.3 points per game. Western Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 185 nationally in scoring at home.

UNC Asheville was a 72-68 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Tennessee. UNC Asheville got 25 points from J.P. Primm on the way to a 72-68 loss against Tennessee on Tuesday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

In their last action, Western Carolina was a 68-67 winner on the road against Bradley. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs. The Catamounts got 13 points from Keaton Cole as Western Carolina ran past Bradley 68-67 on Tuesday at Carver Arena.

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing North Carolina State are 2-1
After playing Bradley are 1-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Bulldogs at Catamounts trends to consider:
Western Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against UNC Asheville
Western Carolina is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Western Carolina's last 8 games
Western Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
UNC Asheville at Winthrop, Saturday, December 31
Western Carolina at North Carolina State, Saturday, December 31