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Western Carolina Catamounts vs Furman Paladins Preview

Furman PaladinsWestern Carolina Catamounts
7-16February 10, 2014, 07:00 | Ramsey Center12-11

Western Carolina looks to cover the Catamounts-Paladins pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 12-11 mark when they host Furman in college basketball wagering action.

The Catamounts bring a 12-11 record (6-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-16 Paladins, who are 5-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Western Carolina go 5-11 so far and the Paladins go 6-7.

View Furman Paladins vs Western Carolina Catamounts Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 12-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Catamounts and the No. 333-ranked Paladins, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Furman was a 65-50 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Davidson. They covered the 18.5-point spread as underdogs. Stephen Croone scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Paladins to a win (they lost 65-50 to Davidson at Belk Arena on Saturday).

Western Carolina was an 84-75 winner in their most recent outing at home against Appalachian State. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Catamounts got a terrific 25-point effort from Trey Sumler as Western Carolina defeated Appalachian State 84-75 on Saturday at Ramsey Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Paladins rank No. 231 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.83 per game. That compares with Western Carolina’s No. 108 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Western Carolina is college basketball's No. 31-ranked team at 7.92 per game, while the Paladins rate No. 163 with 5.74 per game.

Next up:
Furman home to Elon, Wednesday, February 12th
Western Carolina at Chattanooga, Thursday, February 13th