Western Carolina vs. UNC Greensboro - 1/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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UNC Greensboro Spartans (16-5) at Western Carolina Catamounts (13-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Ramsey Center)
The Line: Western Carolina Catamounts +3.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The UNC Greensboro Spartans and the Western Carolina Catamounts meet in college basketball action from Ramsey Center on Wednesday.
The Spartans come into this game at 16-5 on the year. Since losing consecutive games to Wofford and East Tennessee State, UNCG has beaten Furman, the Citadel, Chattanooga and Samford in their last four.
In the win over the Bulldogs, UNC Greensboro’s Isaiah Miller topped the team with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Kaleb Hunter added 12 points, five rebounds and two assists there, and Keyshaun Langley had 12 points and three boards.
Over on the Catamounts’ side, they’re 13-6 so far. Western Carolina had lost three straight games, dropping to Furman, East Tennessee State and Mercer before taking out Wofford their last time up.
In the win over the Terriers, Western Carolina’s top scorer was Mason Faulkner with 25 points, six assists and two rebounds. Onno Steger added 17 points with six boards there, and Carlos Dotson doubled up on 13 points and 12 rebounds.
The over is 21-8 in the Catamounts’ last 29 overall and 4-1 in their last five Wednesday games. WCU is 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five after a straight-up win.
Meanwhile, the Spartans are 1-5 ATS in their last six Wednesday games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 after an ATS loss. UNCG is 2-5 ATS in their last seven overall and the under is 7-2-1 in their last 10 road games.
During this winning streak, the Spartans have kept the offense humming along with at least 70 points in each outing. The defense has been pretty solid on the other side as well, since Furman (73 points) was the only team to eclipse 70 in that span.
As for WCU, they had a couple of down games but bounced back well against Wofford. The Catamounts have been giving up a lot of points lately though, and have been pretty consistently off with that for much of the year. I’m going with the Spartans on the cover here.