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Catamounts vs Cyclones College Hoops Game Preview

Western Carolina CatamountsIowa State Cyclones
Nov 20, 1:30 PM | Hilton Coliseum

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds


Western Carolina travels to Iowa State on Sunday, hoping to boost its 2-1 record with a victory over the Cyclones.

The Catamounts will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 0-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cyclones are 0-1 ATS. Western Carolina is 0-1 against the total, while Iowa State is 0-1 versus the number.

View Western Carolina vs Iowa State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Iowa State opened as 11.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 143-rated Western Carolina taking on the No. 112-rated Cyclones in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 85-75 win for the Catamounts on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iowa State has the nation's No. 98-rated offensive output, at 75.5 PPG. The visiting Catamounts defense ranks No. 237 allowing on average 70.3 PPG. The Cyclones FG% has averaged 46.4% so far, less than the Catamounts marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Carolina owns the country's No. 224-rated mark, allowing 74 points per game on the highway. Iowa State, on the other hand, rates No. 55 in scoring at home.

Western Carolina won its last outing, an 80-73 result against Presbyterian on November 17. Harouna Mutombo scored 20 points leading the Catamounts to an 80-73 victory over Presbyterian at Furman Pinson Arena on Thursday.

Iowa State was a 74-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Drake. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as favorites. The Cyclones got a 21-point effort from Royce White, who added 14 rebounds, but Drake still managed to defeat Iowa State 74-65 Tuesday at Knapp Center.

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Northern Iowa are 0-1
After playing Presbyterian are 0-2
After a win are 8-2

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Northern Colorado are 2-0
After playing Drake are 8-2
After a loss are 1-9

A few Catamounts at Cyclones trends to consider:
Western Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Western Carolina is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Iowa State is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home
Iowa State is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
Western Carolina at Northern Iowa, Tuesday, November 22
Iowa State home to Northern Colorado, Tuesday, November 22