Furman Paladins vs. Western Carolina Catamounts: 1/30/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 30, 2021

The Western Carolina Catamounts (7-7) are 9-point underdogs as they look to turn around a five-game losing streak when they host the Furman Paladins (9-5) on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Ramsey Center. The game airs at 1:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The over/under in the matchup is set at 153.5.

Betting Information

Furman vs Western Carolina Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Furman -9 -110 -110 153.5 -109 -113 -482 353

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Computer picks for Furman vs Western Carolina
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Western Carolina (+9) Over (153.5) Furman 81 Western Carolina 74

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Total Facts

  • In seven of 14 opportunities (50%) this season, the Paladins and their opponents have combined for this matchup’s point total of 153.5 points.
  • In nine of 14 outings (64.3%) this year, Western Carolina has combined with its opponents to score more than 153.5 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 8.8 more points per game (162.3) than this matchup’s total of 153.5 points.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 147.7 points per game, 5.8 less than the over/under in this game.
  • The average point total in Paladins games this year is 0.4 fewer points than the over/under of 153.5 in this matchup.
  • The average total for Catamounts games this year is 3.3 more points than the point total of 153.5 for this outing.

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Furman Betting Information

  • Furman has not performed well against the spread this season, posting a 5-6 record.
  • The Paladins have covered half the time, going 3-3 against the spread when favored by at least 9 points.
  • In 7 of 11 (63.6%) contests this season, Furman and its opponents have hit the over.

Western Carolina Betting Information

  • Western Carolina has covered the spread in fewer than half of its outings, going 3-9 ATS.
  • When they are at least 9-point underdogs, the Catamounts have a record ATS of 0-1.
  • Western Carolina has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 58.3% of matchups this year (7 out of 12 contests).

Head to Head

Furman vs Western Carolina (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/8/2020 Furman -3.5 151 N/A N/A Regular Season 82-73 FURMAN
1/15/2020 Furman -11 151 -714 +479 Regular Season 83-79 FURMAN
2/7/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 64-45 FURMAN
12/1/2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 90-88 FURMAN

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Furman Leaders

  • Mike Bothwell leads the Paladins in scoring, tallying 18.3 points per game to go with 5.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists.
  • Clay Mounce leads the Paladins in rebounding, averaging 6.0 per game, while Alex Hunter leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 3.6 in each contest.
  • Hunter hits more threes per game than any other member of the Paladins, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a rate of 2.2 per outing.
  • Bothwell and Jalen Slawson lead the Paladins on the defensive end, with Bothwell leading the team in steals averaging 2.0 per game and Slawson in blocks averaging 1.1 per contest.

Western Carolina Leaders

  • The Catamounts’ Mason Faulkner averages enough points (16.0 per game) and assists (4.4 per game) to top the team’s leaderboards.
  • The Catamounts’ top rebounder is Cory Hightower — he pulls down 6.4 per game while averaging 12.0 points per game.
  • Matt Halvorsen is the top scorer from distance for the Catamounts, hitting 3.8 threes per game.
  • Faulkner (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Western Carolina while Xavier Cork (1.7 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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