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Western Carolina Catamounts Visit East Tennessee State Buccaneers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Western Carolina when they take on the East Tennessee State Buccaneers on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Western Carolina Catamounts opened as 21.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Western Carolina Catamounts vs East Tennessee State Buccaneers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The East Tennessee State Buccaneers sit at 13-4 (9-5 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Western Carolina Catamounts are currently 5-12 (3-8 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? East Tennessee State is 6-8 OU, and Western Carolina is 5-6 OU.

The Buccaneers - Catamounts odds would favor the Buccaneers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. East Tennessee State is rated No. 43 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Western Carolina is at No. 338.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Elijah Pughsley scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Catamounts to a win (they lost 79-78 to VMI at Cameron Hall on Thursday).

East Tennessee State suffered a 83-79 loss against UNC Greensboro on Thursday, getting 17 points from Desonta Bradford in a losing effort at Freedom Hall Civic Center.

Betting Trends
  • Western Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Western Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Western Carolina is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games when playing East Tennessee State
  • Western Carolina is 1-19 SU in its last 20 games when playing East Tennessee State

Next Betting Matchups

Western Carolina home to The Citadel, Thursday, January 19th
East Tennessee State at Furman, Thursday, January 19th