Western Carolina Catamounts vs. Citadel Bulldogs: 2/6/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 6, 2021

The Citadel Bulldogs (8-7) are 1.5-point underdogs as they try to turn around a three-game losing streak when they host the Western Carolina Catamounts (8-9) on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at McAlister Field House. The game airs at 1:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The over/under is 165.5 in the matchup.

Betting Information

Western Carolina vs Citadel Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Western Carolina -1.5 -104 -118 165.5 -110 -110 -116 -104

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Western Carolina vs Citadel
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Citadel (+1.5) Under (165.5) Citadel 81 Western Carolina 80

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Total Facts

  • The Catamounts and their opponents have combined to score more than 165.5 points in 23.5% of their games this season (four of 17 opportunities).
  • Citadel and its opponents have combined to score more than 165.5 points in 33.3% of their matchups this season (five of 15 opportunities).
  • These teams average a combined 162.1 points per game, 3.4 less points than the over/under of 165.5 set for this matchup.
  • The Catamounts and the Bulldogs have seen their opponents average a combined 8.2 less points per game than the over/under of 165.5 set for this game.
  • The average over/under the Catamounts have had set in games this season is 10.7 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average over/under for Bulldogs games this season is 0.9 fewer points than the point total of 165.5 for this outing.

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Western Carolina Betting Information

  • Western Carolina has not performed well against the spread this season, posting a 4-11 record.
  • When favored by at least 1.5 points, the Catamounts have struggled to a 0-7 record ATS this season.
  • Western Carolina has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the over, doing so 7 times in 15 contests (46.7%).

Citadel Betting Information

  • The Bulldogs have a winning record against the spread, going 6-5 ATS (covering 54.5% of the time).
  • Citadel and its opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their games this year — 5 of 11 (45.5%).

Head to Head

Western Carolina vs Citadel (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/1/2021 Western Carolina -7 169.5 -312 +244 Regular Season 76-75 WCAR
2/22/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 96-84 WCAR
1/4/2020 Western Carolina -6 163 -265 +210 Regular Season 86-82 WCAR
2/16/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 103-82 WCAR
1/12/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 94-82 WCAR

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Western Carolina Leaders

  • The leader in points and assists for the Catamounts is Mason Faulkner, who scores 16.0 points and dishes out 4.8 assists per game.
  • Cory Hightower leads Western Carolina in rebounding, pulling down 6.1 boards per game while also scoring 13.3 points a contest.
  • Matt Halvorsen’s 3.4 made threes per game lead the Catamounts.
  • The Western Carolina steals leader is Faulkner, who averages 1.3 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Xavier Cork, who compiles 1.7 rejections per contest.

Citadel Leaders

  • The Bulldogs’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Hayden Brown with 20.5 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.
  • Tyler Moffe records more assists than any other Citadel teammate with 4.5 per game. He also scores 9.5 points and grabs 4.1 rebounds per game.
  • Kaiden Rice is the most prolific from deep for the Bulldogs, hitting 4.3 threes per game.
  • Moffe (1.0 steal per game) is the steal leader for Citadel while Stephen Clark (2.0 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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