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Western Carolina Catamounts vs Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAA College Hoops Odds

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Western Carolina Catamounts vs Minnesota Golden Gophers battle Sunday at Williams Arena as the Golden Gophers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Minnesota Golden Gophers to cover the point spread in this one found them as -27-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Minnesota Golden Gophers battles the Western Carolina Catamounts, currently sitting with a 1-2 mark (0-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 2-0 for the Minnesota Golden Gophers and 2-0 for the Western Carolina Catamounts.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers sit at No. 143 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Western Carolina Catamounts sit at No. 330 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's No. 17-ranked scoring average of 95 PPG, against a Western Carolina Catamounts defense rated No. 236 and allowing 81.33 PPG. The Minnesota Golden Gophers FG% has averaged 50.24% to date this season, more than the Western Carolina Catamounts shooters have managed so far (36.13% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Devin Peterson scored 15 points leading the Catamounts to a 76-57 victory over Hiwassee at Ramsey Center on Wednesday.

The battle between the Golden Gophers and Purple Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Niagara was handed a 107-81 defeat on Wednesday at Williams Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Western Carolina is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games
  • Western Carolina is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Western Carolina is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Carolina's last 6 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
  • Minnesota is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Carolina at UMass, Tuesday, November 21st
Minnesota at Alabama A&M, Tuesday, November 21st