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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Terriers over Catamounts

Western Carolina CatamountsWofford Terriers
10-8January 20, 2014, 07:00 | Benjamin Johnson Arena7-10

A key college battle sees the visiting Western Carolina Catamounts travelling to Wofford Monday to take on the Terriers.

The Terriers bring a 7-10 record (3-7-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-8 Catamounts, who are 5-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Wofford go 6-4 so far and the Catamounts go 2-9.

View Western Carolina Catamounts vs Wofford Terriers Odds and Stats.

Wofford opened as -2.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Terriers sit at No. 246 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Catamounts sit at No. 61 on the same chart.

In their last action, Western Carolina was a 67-64 winner at home against Samford. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Western Carolina got 15 points from James Sinclair en route to a 67-64 victory over Samford on Saturday at Ramsey Center.

Wofford was a 71-57 loser in its last match at home against Chattanooga. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. Karl Cochran scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Terriers to a win (they lost 71-57 to Chattanooga at Benjamin Johnson Arena on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Wofford's No. 238-ranked scoring average of 65.24 PPG, against a Catamounts defense rated No. 181 and allowing 71.89 PPG. The Terriers FG% has averaged 42.78% to date this season, more than the Catamounts shooters have managed so far (42.19% per game).

Next up:
Western Carolina home to Davidson, Thursday, January 23rd
Wofford at Georgia Southern, Thursday, January 23rd