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Western Carolina Catamounts Favored by -2.5 Point Spread Against the Samford Bulldogs on Saturday

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Samford Bulldogs taking on the Western Carolina Catamounts Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Western Carolina Catamounts as -2.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Samford Bulldogs vs Western Carolina Catamounts Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Carolina Catamounts bring a 10-15 record (10-9-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-15 Bulldogs, who are 12-12 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Western Carolina go 9-11 so far and the Samford Bulldogs go 12-12.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Western Carolina Catamounts rated this week at No. 253 and the Samford Bulldogs sitting at No. 238.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Western Carolina's No. 163-ranked scoring average of 71.8 PPG, against a Samford Bulldogs defense rated No. 188 and allowing 73.93 PPG. The Western Carolina Catamounts FG% has averaged 41.55% to date this season, less than the Samford Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (45.82% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Wyatt Walker went off for 30 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as East Tennessee State handed Samford a 94-90 defeat at Freedom Hall Civic Center.

Western Carolina got 16 points from Devin Peterson en route to a 67-61 victory over Chattanooga on Thursday at Ramsey Center.

Betting Trends
  • Samford is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Samford is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Samford's last 11 games
  • Samford is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Western Carolina is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Western Carolina is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Carolina's last 5 games
  • Western Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Samford home to UNC Greensboro, Thursday, February 18th
Western Carolina at East Tennessee State, Monday, February 15th