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Furman Paladins visit Western Carolina Catamounts in NCAAB hoops battle

Furman PaladinsWestern Carolina Catamounts
Jan 14, 2:00 PM | Ramsey Center

Furman Paladins vs Western Carolina Catamounts Odds


Ramsey Center will host Catamounts vs. Paladins action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Catamounts are 8-9 so far on the season, and 6-8 ATS vs. the number. The Paladins, meanwhile, are 7-9 and 5-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Western Carolina go 5-9 and the Paladins go 4-7 on the totals.

View Furman vs Western Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Catamounts are listed as 5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 189-rated Furman taking on the No. 248-rated Catamounts in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 66-63 win for the Paladins on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Paladins is ranked No. 173 in NCAA hoops at 35.1 per game. Contrast that with Western Carolina’s No. 227 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Western Carolina is the No. 98-ranked team in the country at 7.1 per game, while Furman rates No. 122 at 6.8 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Furman owns the country's No. 117-rated mark, allowing 67.8 points per game on the highway. Western Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 148 in scoring at home.

Furman was a 56-50 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Appalachian State. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Paladins endured a 56-50 loss at the hands of the Mountaineers on Thursday, despite an 18 -point effort from Brandon Sebirumbi at Holmes Convocation Center.

Western Carolina was an 88-67 loser in its last match on the road against Davidson. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as underdogs. Western Carolina was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Davidson and falling by an 88-67 score at Belk Arena.

Furman Paladins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Georgia Southern are 3-7
After playing Appalachian State are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Toccoa Falls are 1-4
After playing Davidson are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Paladins at Catamounts trends to consider:
Furman is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Western Carolina
Furman is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Western Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Furman
Western Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Western Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Furman

Next up:
Furman home to Georgia Southern, Thursday, January 19
Western Carolina home to Toccoa Falls, Tuesday, January 17