Western Carolina vs. Wofford - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wofford Terriers (20-6) at Western Carolina Catamounts (13-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Ramsey Center)
The Line: Western Carolina Catamounts +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wofford Terriers and Western Carolina Catamounts play Saturday at the Ramsey Center.
The Wofford Terriers have won seven of their last eight games and are chasing a Southern crown. On the season, Wofford is averaging 63.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting and is allowing 60.2 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Karl Cochran is averaging 14.7 points and 5.9 rebounds while Spencer Collins is averaging 10.8 points and 1.3 assists. Lee Skinner is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and Justin Gordon is shooting 57.1 percent from the field. The Wofford Terriers have five players averaging at least 7.7 points, and they’re shooting 66.7 percent from the line and 36.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Wofford is allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in eight straight games.
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The Western Carolina Catamounts hope to keep things going with wins in five of their last seven games. On the season, Western Carolina is averaging 70.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting and is allowing 72.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting. James Sinclair is averaging 18.9 points and 3.2 assists while Mike Brown is averaging 14.1 points and 5.5 rebounds. Rhett Harrelson is dishing 2.5 assists and Torrion Brummitt is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Western Carolina Catamounts have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 69.6 percent from the line and 35.8 percent from deep. Defensively, Western Carolina is allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in five of its last six games.
The Terriers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The Catamounts are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southern and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The home team is 12-4 ATS in the last 16 meetings and the favorite is 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
It's quite clear Wofford is the best team in the Southern, while Western Carolina is a middle of the road team that's just now starting to play with consistency. Given the low line, you have to take the Terriers to win on the road.