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Samford Bulldogs battle vs Western Carolina Catamounts highlights college odds menu

Western Carolina CatamountsSamford Bulldogs
Dec 1, 8:00 PM | Pete Hanna Center

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Samford Bulldogs Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Samford Bulldogs try to run the Catamounts off the court at Pete Hanna Center in college hoops action.

Supporters of the Catamounts have watched them go 3-4 and 1-4 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 1-3 and 0-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 1-1, while the Catamounts have a 1-4 mark.

View Western Carolina vs Samford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bulldogs are listed as 1-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 295-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 308-rated Catamounts in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 62-59 win for the Catamounts on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Samford has the nation's No. 297-rated offensive output, at 61 PPG. The visiting Catamounts defense ranks No. 216 allowing on average 68.9 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 42.9% so far, more than the Catamounts marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.6% per game.

Defensively, Western Carolina features the nation's No. 237-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.8 points per game. Samford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 321 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Western Carolina was a 62-46 winner at home against Florida A&M. They covered the 9.5–point spread as favorites. Reggie Lewis scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Rattlers to a win (they lost 62-46 to Western Carolina at South Padre Convention Center on Saturday).

Samford won its last outing, a 71-69 result against Texas-Arlington on November 26. Drew Windler scored 16 points leading the Bulldogs to a 71-69 victory over Texas-Arlington at Texas Hall on Saturday.

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing UNC Greensboro are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Texas-San Antonio are 1-0
After playing Texas-Arlington are 2-1
After a win are 4-6

A few Catamounts at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Western Carolina is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Samford's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Samford's last 5 games when playing Western Carolina
Samford is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Western Carolina
Samford is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Western Carolina

Next up:
Western Carolina home to UNC Greensboro, Saturday, December 3
Samford home to Texas-San Antonio, Monday, December 5