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Western Carolina Catamounts Visit Samford Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Samford Bulldogs will be trying to slam the Western Carolina Catamounts on Saturday when the teams tip off at Pete Hanna Center in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Samford Bulldogs betting line opened as -5.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Samford Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Samford Bulldogs bring a 5-10 record (2-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-8 Catamounts, who are 6-4-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Samford go 5-5 so far and the Western Carolina Catamounts go 8-3.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 290 (Samford) and the No. 318 (Western Carolina) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Samford's No. 160-ranked scoring average of 73.73 PPG, against a Western Carolina Catamounts defense rated No. 241 and allowing 79.43 PPG. The Samford Bulldogs FG% has averaged 46.53% to date this season, more than the Western Carolina Catamounts shooters have managed so far (39.42% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Western Carolina got 27 points from Mike Amius en route to a 75-63 victory over Chattanooga on Thursday at McKenzie Arena.

Samford got 19 points from Alex Thompson but lost anyway, 90-72, to East Tennessee State on Thursday at Pete Hanna Center.

Betting Trends
  • Western Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Western Carolina is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games
  • Western Carolina is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • Western Carolina is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Samford
  • Samford is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • Samford is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Samford is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Western Carolina
  • Samford is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Western Carolina

Next Betting Matchups

Western Carolina home to Mercer, Wednesday, January 10th
Samford at The Citadel, Thursday, January 11th