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Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Western Carolina Catamounts Betting Matchup Report

Western Carolina CatamountsEastern Kentucky Colonels
Dec 1, 7:30 PM | Paul S. McBrayer Arena

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds


The visiting Western Carolina Catamounts hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Paul S. McBrayer Arena against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels.

Eastern Kentucky will face the 3-4 Catamounts, who own a 2-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Colonels are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Catamounts are 1-0 favoring the OVER.

View Western Carolina vs Eastern Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Eastern Kentucky in this one found them as 1-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Colonels sit at No. 312 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Catamounts sit at No. 251 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Colonels will win this game 91-73.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Kentucky's No. 24 nationally ranked offense (80 points per game) against a Catamounts defense that sits as the No. 296 at 73.4 PPG. The Colonels have been averaging 49.6% from the field, more than the Catamounts have managed so far this season (45.3% on average).

Defensively, Western Carolina features the nation's No. 262-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.8 points per game. Eastern Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 82 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Western Carolina, they were a 79-65 winner as they battled Furman on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. The Catamounts grabbed a 79-65 win over the Paladins on Wednesday, behind a 24-point effort from Trey Sumler at Timmons Arena.

Eastern Kentucky won its last outing, an 84-51 result against Delaware State on November 28. The battle between the Colonels and Hornets didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Delaware State was handed an 84-51 defeat on Wednesday at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Illinois are 0-1
After playing Furman are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-4
Before playing North Carolina Central are 1-0
After playing Delaware State are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Catamounts at Colonels trends to consider:
Western Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Eastern Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Western Carolina at Illinois, Tuesday, December 4
Eastern Kentucky at North Carolina Central, Tuesday, December 4