The Wright State Raiders welcome the Western Carolina Catamounts to Ervin J. Nutter Center to kick off the new season. The game begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.
Western Carolina Catamounts vs. Wright State Raiders Betting Odds
Wright State made the tournament last season following a 25-9 regular season campaign that earned them a 14 seed in the tournament. They lost in the First Round to the Tennessee Volunteers. Meanwhile, Western Carolina failed to make the tournament following a 13-19 regular season.
The Catamounts had records of 13-19 straight up (SU) and 10-16 against the spread (ATS) last season. Western Carolina games finished under the projected point total 53.8 percent of the time.
On the other side, the Raiders were 25-9 SU and 15-15 ATS last season. Of Wright State’s 30 games with betting action last year, 19 finished over the O/U total.
Wright State could have their way on the defensive side of the ball as they face off against one of the NCAA’s worst offenses. The Raiders ranked 60th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.483), while Western Carolina was 325th in effective field goal percentage (0.473) last season. It could also be a sloppy game for the Catamounts’ offense, which ranked 323rd in ball security (turnover percentage of 21.1 percent). They’ll be going up against the top-notch defense of the Raiders, which forced the 32nd-most turnovers in the NCAA (21.7 percent).
Western Carolina Catamounts at Wright State Raiders Odds Pick
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Western Carolina, ATS Winner – Western Carolina, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2017-Present):
- Wright State ranks 72nd in assists allowed per game (12.0) while Western Carolina ranks 276th (15.3).
- The Raiders rank 162nd in three pointers allowed per game (22.1) while the Catamounts rank 270th (24.7).
- Western Carolina ranks 189th in blocks per game (2.9) while Wright State ranks 243rd (2.2).
- The Raiders rank 105th in rebounds allowed per game (33.7) while the Catamounts rank 263rd (37.2).
- Wright State ranks 101st in steals allowed per game (5.8) while Western Carolina ranks 251st (7.8).