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Western Carolina Catamounts vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Betting Matchup Report

UNC Greensboro SpartansWestern Carolina Catamounts
7-8January 02, 2014, 07:00 | Ramsey Center6-8

The Western Carolina Catamounts will try to cover the spread at Ramsey Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the UNC Greensboro Spartans in NCAA basketball action.

Western Carolina will face the 7-8 Spartans, who own a 5-4-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Catamounts are 2-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Spartans are 4-6 favoring the OVER.

View UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Western Carolina Catamounts Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Spartans were listed as 9-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 186-ranked Catamounts and the No. 260-rated Spartans in this matchup.

UNC Greensboro lost its last outing, a 68-64 result against North Carolina State on December 30. They covered in that game as a 12.5-point underdog. UNC Greensboro suffered a 68-64 loss against North Carolina State on Monday, getting 19 points from Kayel Locke in a losing effort at Greensboro Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Western Carolina's No. 119-ranked offense, averaging 74.47 PPG, against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 192 at 73.33 PPG. The Catamounts field goal percentage has averaged 41.74% so far, less than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.89% per game.

A few Spartans at Catamounts trends to consider:
UNC Greensboro is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
UNC Greensboro is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
UNC Greensboro is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
UNC Greensboro is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games when playing Western Carolina
Western Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Western Carolina is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Western Carolina is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing UNC Greensboro
Western Carolina is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing UNC Greensboro

Next up:
UNC Greensboro home to Furman, Monday, January 6th
Western Carolina at Elon, Saturday, January 4th