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Catamounts vs Wildcats College Hoops Game Preview

Western Carolina CatamountsDavidson Wildcats
Jan 12, 7:00 PM | Belk Arena

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Davidson Wildcats Odds


The Davidson Wildcats will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Belk Arena on Thursday in NCAAB play.

The Wildcats are 10-4 so far on the season, and 6-6 ATS vs. the number. The Catamounts, meanwhile, are 8-8 and 6-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Davidson go 9-3 and the Catamounts go 4-9 on the totals.

View Western Carolina vs Davidson Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Wildcats are listed as 14.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wildcats at No. 87 and the Catamounts at No. 248 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 79-69 result in favor of the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Davidson's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 78.7 PPG, against a Catamounts defense that ranks No. 206 at 68.5 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 44.8% so far, more than the Catamounts marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Carolina owns the country's No. 239-rated mark, allowing 73.6 points per game on the highway. Davidson, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Western Carolina was a 67-57 winner at home against Wofford. They covered the 1–point spread as favorites. Keaton Cole scored 22 points leading the Catamounts to a 67-57 victory over Wofford at Ramsey Center on Saturday.

Davidson was a 96-74 winner in its last match at home against Georgia Southern. They covered the 17.5–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Wildcats and Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Georgia Southern was handed a 96-74 defeat on Saturday at Belk Arena.

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Furman are 3-7
After playing Wofford are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Appalachian State are 8-2
After playing Georgia Southern are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Catamounts at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Carolina's last 6 games on the road
Western Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Western Carolina is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Davidson
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Davidson's last 5 games when playing Western Carolina
Davidson is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Davidson is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Davidson's last 10 games

Next up:
Western Carolina home to Furman, Saturday, January 14
Davidson at Appalachian State, Saturday, January 14