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North Carolina Tar Heels Home to Western Carolina Catamounts in NCAA Basketball Betting

The North Carolina Tar Heels will hit the floor running against the away Western Carolina Catamounts Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Western Carolina Catamounts were listed as 30-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Western Carolina Catamounts vs North Carolina Tar Heels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The North Carolina Tar Heels are 8-1 so far on the season, and 5-3 ATS vs the number. The Western Carolina Catamounts, meanwhile, are 3-6 and 5-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen North Carolina go 5-3 and the Western Carolina Catamounts go 6-2 on betting totals.

This game puts the North Carolina Tar Heels, most recently No. 20 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Western Carolina Catamounts, who rate No. 318 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature North Carolina's No. 6-rated squad against Western Carolina's No. 226-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, North Carolina rates No. 165 in the country with 7 per game, while their foes tonight, the Western Carolina Catamounts rank No. 89 nationally with 8.57 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Western Carolina got 20 points from Deriece Parks en route to a 72-71 victory over Appalachian State on Monday at Ramsey Center.

North Carolina cruised to victory on Sunday, running Tulane out of the gym and running up a 97-73 score at Dean Smith Center.

Betting Trends
  • Western Carolina is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Western Carolina is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Carolina's last 6 games
  • Western Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • North Carolina is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
  • North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Carolina home to Southern Wesleyan, Friday, December 8th
North Carolina at Tennessee, Sunday, December 17th