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Wofford vs Western Carolina Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 18th Betting Odds
Terriers vs Catamounts Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Wofford Terriers at Western Carolina Catamounts
- Where: Cullowhee at Ramsey Center
- Date: Wednesday, January 18th
- Betting Odds: Wofford -3, WOFF -156 | WCAR +127 O/U 139.0
Wofford will take the floor against the Catamounts with an overall record of 11-8. On the road, the Terriers will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 2-6. This season, Wofford has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 6-4. For today’s contest, Wofford has a betting line set -3 points in their favor.
Wofford’s leading scorer this season is B.J. Mack, who is averaging 15.56 points per contest. So far, Mack has accounted for 19.94% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.06 rebounds per game and 1.44 assists. Jackson Paveletzke is the second leading scorer for the Terriers, averaging 13.95 points per game. Between him and Paveletzke, they are accounting for 38.8% of the team’s scoring.
Coming into today’s game, Wofford will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Terriers are ranked 160th at 72.6 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 635th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Wofford is close to the NCAA average at 35.6%.
Western Carolina will take the floor against the Terriers with an overall record of 10-9. So far this season, Western Carolina has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-3. For the season, Western Carolina has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 4-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Catamounts being +3 point underdogs.
Tyzhaun Claude comes into today’s game as the Catamounts’ leading scorer at 14.89 points per contest. Not only has Claude been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Western Carolina’s top rebounder at 8.53 boards per contest. Behind Claude, the team has benefited from the strong play of Tre Jackson, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.44 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.1% of his shots and is adding 4.06 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Western Carolina this season, as they are currently ranked 221st in college basketball at 70.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Catamounts’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.9%, placing them 372nd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Wofford Terriers -3
Heading into this matchup, with the Wofford Terriers sitting as -3 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as Wofford and Western Carolina are averaging 9.47 and 10.0 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that Wofford has historically performed well against the spread on the road, going 6-4 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Terriers to cover at -3.