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Georgia Bulldogs vs Western Carolina Catamounts Preview

Western Carolina CatamountsGeorgia Bulldogs
5-7December 21, 2013, 02:00 | Stegeman Coliseum5-4

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Western Carolina when they take on the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Georgia battles the Catamounts, currently sitting with a 5-7 mark (2-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-4 for the Bulldogs and 2-4 for the Catamounts.

View Western Carolina Catamounts vs Georgia Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Georgia Bulldogs as -9-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 197-rated Western Carolina taking on the No. 107-rated Bulldogs in this contest.

Western Carolina was a 92-84 winner in its last match at home against Charleston Southern. Tom Tankelewicz poured in a team-high 30 points for Western Carolina on Wednesday, as they defeated Charleston Southern 92-84 at Ramsey Center.

Last time out for Georgia, they were a 58-49 winner as they battled Gardner-Webb at home. The Bulldogs grabbed a 58-49 win over the Bulldogs on Thursday, behind a 12-point effort from Juwan Parker at Stegeman Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Georgia has the nation's No. 130-rated offensive output, at 74.56 PPG. The visiting Catamounts defense ranks No. 217 allowing on average 75.77 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 47.98% so far, more than the Catamounts marksmen have achieved on the year, 41% per game.

A few Catamounts at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Western Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Western Carolina is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Georgia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Georgia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Western Carolina home to Milligan, Monday, December 30th
Georgia at Colorado, Saturday, December 28th