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Western Carolina vs UNC Greensboro 12/29/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

UNC Greensboro Spartans (6-7) vs. Western Carolina Catamounts (7-6)
December 29, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Western Carolina Catamounts +5.5 / UNC Greensboro Spartans -5.5; Over/Under: +134.5
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The UNC-Greensboro Spartans and the Western Carolina Catamounts meet in college basketball action from the Ramsey Center on Thursday night.

The UNC-Greensboro Spartans will look to rebound from a 68-64 loss to Eastern Kentucky last time out. Keondre Kennedy leads the Spartans in scoring and rebounding with 13.5 PPG and 7.3 RPG while Keyshaun Langley has 12.2 PPG with 2.8 APG and Mikeal Brown-Jones has 10.6 PPG with 4.5 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for UNCG up to this point in the year. Kobe Langley has a team-high 4.1 APG as well to lead the Spartans in assists this season. As a team, UNC-Greensboro is averaging 70.2 PPG on 42.4% shooting from the field, 33.4% from three and 73.3% from the foul line this season.

The Western Carolina Catamounts will look to build on a 117-50 win over Toccoa Falls in their last game. Tyzhaun Claude leads the Catamounts in scoring and rebounding with 15.4 PPG and 8.5 RPG while Tre Jackson has 14.6 PPG with 4 RPG. Vontarius Woolbright has 12.4 PPG with 6.8 RPG and a team-high 4 APG to lead the Catamounts in the assist department as well this season. As a team, Western Carolina is averaging 79.2 PPG on 43.7% shooting from the field, 36.2% from three and 71.9% from the foul line this season.

UNC-Greensboro is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games overall while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. Western Carolina is 2-5 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall.

I get the case to be made on either side here, but I’m going to back the under here. Both teams have been trending to the under in recent games, with the Spartans hitting the under in 5 straight games and 6 of 7 while Western Carolina has hit 5 straight unders as well. I’ll back the under in another low-scoring slugfest for both teams.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 134.5

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