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Furman Paladins take on Catamounts in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Western Carolina Catamounts will try to cover the point spread at Ramsey Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Furman Paladins in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Furman Paladins were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Furman Paladins vs Western Carolina Catamounts Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Furman Paladins will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 12-9 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Western Carolina Catamounts are 15-9-1 ATS. Furman Paladins are 13-8 on betting the total; Western Carolina Catamounts are 13-12.

The Catamounts - Paladins odds would favor the Paladins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Western Carolina is rated No. 182 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Furman is at No. 115.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Western Carolina's No. 153-ranked scoring average of 72.5 PPG, against a Furman Paladins defense rated No. 38 and allowing 65.83 PPG. The Western Carolina Catamounts FG% has averaged 42.52% to date this season, less than the Furman Paladins shooters have managed so far (45.76% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Stephen Croone scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Paladins to a win (they lost 80-75 to East Tennessee State at Freedom Hall Civic Center on Thursday).

Western Carolina got 12 points from Mike Brown en route to a 53-48 victory over Wofford on Thursday at Ramsey Center.

Betting Trends
  • Furman is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Furman is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Furman's last 5 games
  • Furman is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Western Carolina is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Western Carolina is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Carolina's last 5 games
  • Western Carolina is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home