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Western Carolina Catamounts vs Georgia Southern Eagles Preview

Georgia Southern EaglesWestern Carolina Catamounts
Jan 26, 2:00 PM | Ramsey Center

Georgia Southern Eagles vs Western Carolina Catamounts Odds


Western Carolina looks to cover the Catamounts-Eagles pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 8-12 mark when they host Georgia Southern in college basketball wagering action.

The Catamounts currently sports a 8-12 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-7-1 ATS. The Eagles are 7-11 and 7-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Catamounts produce a 5-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Eagles have gone 6-5 against the number.

View Georgia Southern vs Western Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Catamounts installed as 7-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 272-rated Georgia Southern taking on the No. 193-rated Catamounts in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 66-63 win for the Catamounts on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Western Carolina's No. 239-rated squad against Georgia Southern's No. 303-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Western Carolina rates No. 130 in the country with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 250 nationally with 5.4 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Georgia Southern owns the country's No. 98-rated mark, allowing 65.9 points per game on the highway. Western Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 153 in scoring at home.

Georgia Southern lost its last outing, a 64-62 result against Appalachian State on January 24. They covered in that game as a 6-point underdog. C.J. Reed scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 64-62 to Appalachian State at Holmes Convocation Center on Thursday).

In their last action, Western Carolina was a 79-74 loser at home against Davidson. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Western Carolina got 22 points from Brandon Boggs but lost anyway, 79-74, to Davidson on Thursday at Ramsey Center.

Georgia Southern Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Furman are 3-7
After playing Appalachian State are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Appalachian State are 7-3
After playing Davidson are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Eagles at Catamounts trends to consider:
Georgia Southern is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Western Carolina is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Western Carolina's last 10 games when playing Georgia Southern
Western Carolina is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing Georgia Southern
Western Carolina is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Georgia Southern

Next up:
Georgia Southern at Furman, Thursday, January 31
Western Carolina at Appalachian State, Saturday, February 2