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College Basketball Matchup - Western Carolina Catamounts Georgia Southern Eagles Odds Preview

Georgia Southern EaglesWestern Carolina Catamounts
Feb 4, 2:00 PM | Ramsey Center

Georgia Southern Eagles vs Western Carolina Catamounts Odds

9-12TEAM RECORD10-14

The Western Carolina Catamounts will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Georgia Southern Eagles at Ramsey Center on Saturday in NCAAB play.

Western Carolina battles the Eagles, currently sitting with a 9-12 mark (10-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 9-11 for the Catamounts and 8-11 for the Eagles.

View Georgia Southern vs Western Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Catamounts as 5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Catamounts, most recently No. 181 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eagles, who rate No. 242 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 69-67 victory for the Catamounts.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Western Carolina's No. 138-ranked scoring average of 70 PPG, against a Eagles defense rated No. 243 and allowing 69.4 PPG. The Catamounts FG% has averaged 41.7% to date this season, less than the Eagles shooters have managed so far (46.6% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Georgia Southern owns the country's No. 202-rated mark, allowing 71.2 points per game on the highway. Western Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 64 in scoring at home.

Georgia Southern was a 75-72 winner in its last match on the road against Chattanooga. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. The Eagles grabbed a 75-72 win over the Moccasins on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Ben Drayton III at McKenzie Arena.

Last time out for Western Carolina, they were an 82-76 winner as they battled Chattanooga at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Western Carolina got 21 points from Brandon Boggs en route to an 82-76 victory over Chattanooga on Thursday at Ramsey Center.

Georgia Southern Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Furman are 2-8
After playing Chattanooga are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing College of Charleston are 4-6
After playing Chattanooga are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Eagles at Catamounts trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Georgia Southern's last 19 games on the road
Georgia Southern is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Carolina's last 5 games
Western Carolina is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Western Carolina's last 9 games when playing Georgia Southern
Western Carolina is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Georgia Southern

Next up:
Georgia Southern home to Furman, Monday, February 6
Western Carolina at College of Charleston, Thursday, February 9