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College Basketball Matchup - UNC Greensboro Spartans Western Carolina Catamounts Odds Preview

Western Carolina CatamountsUNC Greensboro Spartans
March 4, 6:00 PM | U.S. Cellular Arena

Western Carolina Catamounts vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds

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The Spartans will be trying to slam the Western Carolina Catamounts on Sunday when the teams tip off at U.S. Cellular Arena in college betting action.

This game is part of the Southern Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. The game is being played at U.S. Cellular Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

This season, the Spartans are 13-18 overall and 15-14 ATS ATS, while the Catamounts are 16-17 and 13-16 ATS against the number. As for the totals, UNC Greensboro boasts a 13-14-2 on the OU, and Western Carolina is 14-15.

View Western Carolina vs UNC Greensboro Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Spartans, most recently No. 260 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Catamounts, who rate No. 208 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 73-64 victory for the Catamounts.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UNC Greensboro's No. 137 nationally ranked offense (69.5 points per game) against a Catamounts defense that sits as the No. 238 at 69.4 PPG. The Spartans have been averaging 40.1% from the field, less than the Catamounts have managed so far this season (42.3% on average).

Defensively, Western Carolina features the nation's No. 294-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.4 points per game. UNC Greensboro, meanwhile, comes in at No. 158 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Carolina was an 82-59 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Wofford. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. The battle between the Catamounts and Terriers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Wofford was handed an 82-59 defeat on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Arena.

UNC Greensboro was a 65-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against Appalachian State. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. UNC Greensboro got 17 points from Trevis Simpson en route to a 65-55 victory over Appalachian State on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Arena.

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