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Western Carolina Catamounts Visit Cincinnati Bearcats in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Western Carolina Catamounts taking on the Cincinnati Bearcats Friday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Western Carolina Catamounts in this one, their betting line was listed as 17-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Cincinnati Bearcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cincinnati Bearcats bring a 23-12 record (18-15 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-17 Catamounts, who are 14-14 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Cincinnati go 12-16-1 so far and the Western Carolina Catamounts go 11-11.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 80-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats and the No. 174-rated Western Carolina Catamounts in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's No. 226-ranked scoring average of 61.8 PPG, against a Western Carolina Catamounts defense rated No. 227 and allowing 71.38 PPG. The Cincinnati Bearcats FG% has averaged 44.22% to date this season, more than the Western Carolina Catamounts shooters have managed so far (43.45% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Catamounts endured a 73-61 loss at the hands of the Terriers on Sunday, despite a 16-point effort from James Sinclair at U.S. Cellular Center.

The Bearcats got 13 points from Troy Caupain, but it was Kentucky that prevailed in a 64-51 final on Saturday at KFC Yum! Center.

Betting Trends
  • Western Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Western Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Western Carolina is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Western Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games
  • Cincinnati is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Carolina home to UNC Asheville, Sunday, November 15th
Cincinnati at Robert Morris, Sunday, November 15th