UNC Greensboro vs. Western Carolina - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Carolina Catamounts (10-12) at UNC Greensboro Spartans (6-16)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)
The Line: UNC Greensboro Spartans +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Western Carolina Catamounts and UNC Greensboro Spartans play Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The Western Carolina Catamounts hope to get closer to a .500 record after splitting their last eight games. On the season, WCU is averaging 70.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting and is allowing 73 points on 43.5 percent shooting. James Sinclair is averaging 19 points and 3.4 assists while Rhett Harrelson is averaging 13.8 points and two rebounds. Mike Brown is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Torrion Brummitt is shooting 44.2 percent from the field. The Western Carolina Catamounts have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 69.8 percent from the line and 34.2 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Western Carolina is allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in four of its last six games.
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The UNC Greensboro Spartans could use a feel good win after losing eight of their last 10 games. On the season, UNC Greensboro is averaging 67 points on 43.1 percent shooting and is allowing 75.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Tevon Saddler is averaging 15.5 points and 3.7 assists while Kayel Locke is averaging 13.4 points and 5.3 rebounds. RJ White is grabbing 7.1 rebounds and Diante Baldwin is dishing 3.6 assists. The UNC Greensboro Spartans have five double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 65.4 percent from the line and 33.2 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, UNC Greensboro is allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in six of its last eight games.
The Catamounts are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The Spartans are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Catamounts are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in NC-Greensboro.
UNC Greensboro is in a downward spiral and has shown no signs of turning things around. I like Western Carolina is get the win and a cover of the small chalk.