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Southern Tournament - Furman Paladins vs Western Carolina Catamounts Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Western Carolina Catamounts vs Furman Paladins battle Saturday at U.S. Cellular Center as the Paladins look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Western Carolina Catamounts were listed as 13.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Furman Paladins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Furman Paladins sport a record of 22-9 and 16-9 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Western Carolina Catamounts have 13-18 and 12-14-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-13 for the Furman Paladins and 16-11 for the Western Carolina Catamounts.

This game puts the Furman Paladins, most recently No. 15 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Western Carolina Catamounts, who rate No. 207 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Western Carolina is ranked No. 171 in NCAA basketball at 34.52 per game. Contrast that with Furman's No. 149 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Furman is the No. 13-ranked team in the country at 10.52 per game, while Western Carolina rates No. 158 at 7.35 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Deriece Parks scored 19 points leading the Catamounts to a 92-75 victory over The Citadel at Ramsey Center on Sunday.

Devin Sibley scored 17 points leading the Paladins to a 79-76 victory over East Tennessee State at Freedom Hall Civic Center on Sunday.

Betting Trends
  • Western Carolina is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Western Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Western Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Furman
  • Western Carolina is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Furman
  • Furman is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Furman is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Furman's last 6 games
  • Furman is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Western Carolina