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Western Carolina Catamounts battle vs Appalachian State Mountaineers highlights college odds menu

Appalachian State MountaineersWestern Carolina Catamounts
Feb 25, 2:00 PM | Ramsey Center

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Western Carolina Catamounts Odds

12-16TEAM RECORD13-17

The visiting Mountaineers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Ramsey Center against the Western Carolina Catamounts.

The Catamounts currently sports a 13-17 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-16 ATS. The Mountaineers are 12-16 and 13-9-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Catamounts produce a 12-14 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Mountaineers have gone 13-10 against the number.

View Appalachian State vs Western Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Catamounts, most recently No. 208 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Mountaineers, who rate No. 174 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 69-68 victory for the Catamounts.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Western Carolina's No. 130-ranked offense, averaging 69.9 PPG, against a Mountaineers defense that ranks No. 237 at 69.5 PPG. The Catamounts field goal percentage has averaged 41.5% so far, less than the Mountaineers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Appalachian State owns the country's No. 265-rated mark, allowing 73.8 points per game on the highway. Western Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 68 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Appalachian State, they were a 62-51 loser as they battled The Citadel on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite. The Mountaineers endured a 62-51 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Wednesday, despite a 19-point effort from Nathan Healy at McAlister Field House.

Western Carolina was a 79-77 winner in its last match at home against Samford. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. The Catamounts got a terrific 28-point effort from Keaton Cole as Western Carolina defeated Samford 79-77 on Thursday at Ramsey Center.

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-5
After playing The Citadel are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Samford are 5-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Mountaineers at Catamounts trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Appalachian State's last 5 games on the road
Appalachian State is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Western Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Appalachian State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Western Carolina
Appalachian State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Carolina's last 5 games when playing Appalachian State
Western Carolina is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Western Carolina's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Carolina's last 6 games when playing at home against Appalachian State