Western Carolina vs UNC Greensboro Prediction - College Basketball Picks 2/21/24

UNC Greensboro (19-8) vs Western Carolina (17-8)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 6:00 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)

Betting Odds: UNC Greensboro -5 -- Over/Under: 138 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Western Carolina Catamounts and UNC Greensboro Spartans face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at Greensboro Coliseum. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Islanders vs Penguins prediction.

Western Carolina Needs to Build on Last Game

Western Carolina comes into this game with a 19-8 record overall and this is a big game for them. In the second half of the last game against East Tennessee State, Western Carolina scored 45 points and they ended up winning by 10 points. Western Carolina is averaging 76.6 points while their defense is giving up 68.8 points per game. The offense is ranked 100th in the league while the defense is ranked 90th. Vonterius Woolbright has been the top player for Western Carolina averaging 22.3 points while shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 26.3 percent from behind the three point line. 

UNC Greensboro Needs Another Good Defensive Game

UNC Greensboro in the last game faced off against Wofford and the defense gave up only 47 points on the way to the victory. Donovan Atwell had quite the game putting up 15 points and three rebounds. UNC Greensboro on the season is averaging 76 points while their defense is giving up 69.8 points per game. The offense is ranked 123rd overall, but the defense really stepped up in the last game. In this game if the defense is good, they should find success here. Mikeal Brown-Jones has been the top player averaging 19.7 points while shooting 55.6 percent from the field and 44.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

Western Carolina vs UNC Greensboro Betting Prediction

UNC Greensboro’s defense was strong in the last game, but overall they are still giving up 69.8 points per game. Western Carolina and UNC Greensboro are both good offenses and that is going to continue here. Western Carolina is averaging 76.6 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. UNC Greensboro is going to find success scoring also and that will be the difference as this game is going to go over the total. This is one of the top plays on the board.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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