Western Carolina Catamounts vs. Eastern Washington Eagles - 12/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Washington Eagles (5-5) at Western Carolina Catamounts (3-6)
College Basketball: Monday, December 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Ramsey Center)
The Line: Western Carolina Catamounts -3.5 -- Over/Under: 150 See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Washington Eagles will travel to play the Western Carolina Catamounts in a non-conference game on Monday.
The Western Carolina Catamounts are 3-6 and are coming off of a loss against Davidson by a score of 87-54. Western Carolina was outmatched in this game from the start and got blown out in the end. Mike Brown had 15 points and 9 rebounds for Western Carolina. Justin Browning added 10 points and 9 rebounds for the Catamounts. Western Carolina was out rebounded by a total of 47-40 and had 8 assists in their defeat. Western Carolina is averaging 71.8 points per game while giving up 73.4 points per game. Western Carolina is also averaging 39.3 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game. Mike Brown is averaging 16.8 points per game and 6.2 assists per game for Western Carolina. Torrion Brummitt is averaging 12.8 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Catamounts. Western Carolina is shooting 70.6% on free throws, 30.9% on three-pointers, and 38.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Eastern Washington Eagles are 5-5 and are coming off of a loss to Pittsburgh by a score of 84-51. Eastern Washington shot a season low in this game and got blown out by a good Pittsburgh team. Austin McBroom led Eastern Washington with 14 points and 4 rebounds. Venky Jois added 10 points and 5 rebounds for the Eagles. Eastern Washington was out rebounded by a total of 43-22 and had 8 assists in their defeat. Eastern Washington is averaging 80.5 points per game while giving up 75.9 points per game. Eastern Washington is also averaging 31.2 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game. Austin McBroom is averaging 17.6 points per game and 3.6 assists per game for Eastern Washington. Venky Jois is averaging 14 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per game for the Eagles. Eastern Washington is shooting 67.2% on free throws, 36.5% three-pointers, and 48.4% on all field goal attempts.
Eastern Washington is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Monday games. The over is 4-1 in Eastern Washington’s last 5 road games. Western Carolina is 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games. Western Carolina is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games. The under is 4-0 in Western Carolina’s last 4 games.
Both of these teams are very similar and this should be a close game. Western Carolina has the rebounding advantage and has the home court advantage. Western Carolina also shoots free throws at a slightly better percentage. I am picking Western Carolina in this game.