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UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Western Carolina Catamounts Preview

Western Carolina CatamountsUNC Greensboro Spartans
Jan 28, 2:00 PM | Greensboro Coliseum

Western Carolina Catamounts vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Catamounts travelling to UNC Greensboro Saturday to take on the Spartans on Saturday.

Supporters of the Catamounts have watched them go 9-12 and 6-11 ATS on the year, while the Spartans are at 7-14 and 9-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Spartans are 8-9-2, while the Catamounts have a 6-11 mark.

View Western Carolina vs UNC Greensboro Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Catamounts are listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Spartans, most recently No. 320 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Catamounts, who rate No. 180 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-60 victory for the Catamounts.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Catamounts is ranked No. 149 in NCAA hoops at 35.3 per game. Contrast that with UNC Greensboro’s No. 154 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UNC Greensboro is the No. 116-ranked team in the country at 6.8 per game, while Western Carolina rates No. 111 at 6.8 per game.

Defensively, Western Carolina features the nation's No. 280-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.8 points per game. UNC Greensboro, meanwhile, comes in at No. 209 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Western Carolina, they were a 71-63 loser as they battled Elon at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. Trey Sumler scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Catamounts to a win (they lost 71-63 to Elon at Ramsey Center on Thursday).

UNC Greensboro was a 77-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against Appalachian State. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. The Mountaineers were burned for 27 points by Derrell Armstrong on Thursday as the Spartans put another game in the win column, 77-73, at Greensboro Coliseum.

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Wofford are 8-2
After playing Elon are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing The Citadel are 6-4
After playing Appalachian State are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Catamounts at Spartans trends to consider:
Western Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against UNC Greensboro
Western Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Western Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
UNC Greensboro is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UNC Greensboro's last 6 games
UNC Greensboro is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Western Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UNC Greensboro's last 6 games when playing Western Carolina

Next up:
Western Carolina at Wofford, Monday, January 30
UNC Greensboro home to The Citadel, Thursday, February 2