Western Carolina Catamounts (2-5) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-2)
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 27, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -16 -- Over/Under: 149.5
The Western Carolina Catamounts and Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.
The Western Carolina Catamounts could use a big road win here to rebound from a rough 2-5 record. The Western Carolina Catamounts are averaging 67.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 81.3 points on 49.7 percent shooting. Matt Halvorsen is averaging 13.7 points and 2.9 assists while Carlos Dotson is averaging 12.6 points and 7.7 rebounds. Kameron Gibson is the third double-digit scorer and Onno Steger is dishing 1.9 assists. The Western Carolina Catamounts are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 58.1 percent from the free throw line. The Western Carolina Catamounts are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Western Carolina Catamounts have lost four straight road games.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look for a bounce back showing after a sluggish 3-2 start to the season. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 77 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 76.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Brandon Childress is averaging 17 points and five assists while Jaylen Hoard is averaging 16.8 points and 9.8 rebounds. Sharone Wright Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Mucius is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are shooting 41.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have lost four of their last six home games.
The Catamounts are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Demon Deacons are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Catamounts last 5 road games. The over is 10-4 in Demon Deacons last 14 overall.
I'm not laying double-digit chalk with a Wake Forest team that just lost to Houston Baptist and has been in a dog fight in pretty much every game this season. The Western Carolina Catamounts have had their struggles on defense this season, but they shoot the three ball well and can rebound well, two things that are key on the road. But this game simply comes down to not wanting to lay a big number with a shaky Wake Forest. Give me the points with the Western Carolina Catamounts.