Western Carolina vs. Wright State - 12/18/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wright State Raiders (7-4) at Western Carolina Catamounts (3-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Ramsey Center)
The Line: Western Carolina Catamounts +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wright State Raiders and Western Carolina Catamounts square off Thursday night at the Ramsey Center.
The Wright State Raiders have won four of their last five games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, Wright State is averaging 68.4 points on 45 percent shooting and is allowing 68.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting. JT Yoho leads the Raiders with 17.8 points and 7.1 rebounds while Joe Thomasson is averaging 11.8 points and 3.5 assists. Chrishawn Hopkins is the third player averaging double-digit points and Reggie Arceneaux is shooting 36.4 percent from the field. The Wright State Raiders are an impressive offensive team that’s also shooting 73 percent from the free throw line and 33.8 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Wright State is forcing close to 14 turnovers and is holding teams to 34 percent shooting from beyond the arc.
USA TODAY Sports
The Western Carolina Catamounts have lost five of their last six games and play their first home game of the month. On the season, Western Carolina is averaging 72.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting and is allowing 80.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Rhett Harrelson leads the way with 17.1 points and 3.2 assists while James Sinclair is averaging 17.1 points and 5.4 rebounds. Torrion Brummitt is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Mike Brown is shooting 45 percent from the field. The Western Carolina Catamounts are a offensive team that’s averaging close to 58 shots while shooting 68 percent from the free throw line and 35.5 percent from downtown. Defensively, Western Carolina is forcing 14 turnovers per game and holding teams to 36.4 percent shooting from deep.
The Raiders are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Catamounts are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Western Carolina has enough offense to pull off this victory and I like the fact it's playing at home for the first time in forever. I look for the Catamounts to pick up a big outright victory here.