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NCAA hoops odds preview - Davidson vs. Western Carolina

Davidson WildcatsWestern Carolina Catamounts
8-11January 23, 2014, 07:00 | Ramsey Center10-9

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

The Catamounts sit at 10-9 (5-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Wildcats are currently 8-11 (7-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Western Carolina is 3-9 OU, and Davidson is 10-6 OU.

View Davidson Wildcats vs Western Carolina Catamounts Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Western Carolina Catamounts as 1-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 61-rated Catamounts and the No. 173-ranked Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Davidson was a 93-82 winner in its last match on the road against UNC Greensboro. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. Davidson got 24 points from De'Mon Brooks en route to a 93-82 victory over UNC Greensboro on Saturday at Greensboro Coliseum.

Western Carolina lost its last outing, a 71-60 result against Wofford on January 20. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. The Catamounts endured a 71-60 loss at the hands of the Terriers on Monday, despite a 20-point effort from Trey Sumler at Benjamin Johnson Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wildcats rank No. 234 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.74 per game. That compares with Western Carolina’s No. 103 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Western Carolina is college basketball's No. 30-ranked team at 8.05 per game, while the Wildcats rate No. 70 with 7.26 per game.

A few Wildcats at Catamounts trends to consider:
Davidson is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Davidson's last 8 games
Davidson is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Davidson's last 5 games on the road
Western Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Carolina's last 5 games
Western Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Western Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Davidson

Next up:
Davidson home to Georgia Southern, Saturday, January 25th
Western Carolina at The Citadel, Saturday, January 25th