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Samford Bulldogs vs Western Carolina Catamounts College Basketball Betting Preview

Samford Bulldogs


Western Carolina Catamounts
Thursday, February 05, 2015 7:00 PM ET
Ramsey Center

The Western Carolina Catamounts will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Samford Bulldogs at Ramsey Center on Thursday in NCAA hoops betting.

Samford Bulldogs vs Western Carolina Catamounts Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Western Carolina sat as -9-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook [custom:bol-link

Samford Bulldogs vs Western Carolina Catamounts Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Carolina Catamounts currently sport a 11-12 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-9 ATS. The Samford Bulldogs are 10-14 and 12-6-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Western Carolina Catamounts produce a 7-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Samford Bulldogs have gone 8-1 against the totals betting line.

The Catamounts - Bulldogs odds would favor the Catamounts if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Western Carolina is rated No. 109 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Samford is at No. 181.

How Samford Bulldogs vs Western Carolina Catamounts Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Samford is ranked No. 216 in NCAA basketball at 32.08 per game. Contrast that with Western Carolina's No. 160 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Western Carolina is the No. 123-ranked team in the country at 6.43 per game, while Samford rates No. 139 at 6.25 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs grabbed a 68-58 win over the Paladins on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Darius Jones-Gibson at Pete Hanna Center.

The Catamounts got 23 points from James Sinclair as Western Carolina ran past UNC Greensboro 78-73 on Saturday at Greensboro Coliseum.

Samford Bulldogs vs Western Carolina Catamounts Betting Odds Trends

Samford is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Samford is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Samford's last 8 games
Samford is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Western Carolina is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Western Carolina is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Western Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Western Carolina is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Samford

Next Betting Matchups

Samford at East Tennessee State, Saturday, February 7th
Western Carolina at Chattanooga, Saturday, February 7th