Wofford Terriers vs. Western Carolina Catamounts
The Wofford Terriers and the Western Carolina Catamounts face off on Monday in the SoCon Tournament final for a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The Terriers are -3 point favorites over the Catamounts with an over/under point total set at 131.
The Wofford Terriers soundly beat The Citadel on Saturday and pounded Georgia Southern on Sunday to land in this game. Wofford is 13-5 in SoCon games and 10-8 in games played away from home this season. Karl Cochran leads the Terriers averaging 15.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Spencer Collins is averaging 13.1 points, Lee Skinner is averaging 11.2 points and 8.6 rebounds, and Eric Garcia is averaging 7.6 points. Wofford is averaging 68 points and they are shooting 45.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.7 points and their opponents are shooting 44.5 percent. Wofford won by 11 in the last meeting of these two teams.
The Western Carolina Catamounts have pulled two upsets in a row knocking off Elon and Davidson to land in this spot. WCU is 12-6 in SoCon play and 8-12 in games played away from home. Trey Sumler leads the Catamounts averaging 17.7 points per game. Brandon Boggs is averaging 12.3 points, James Sinclair is averaging 11.9 points, and Tom Tankelewicz is averaging 9.1 points. Western Carolina is averaging 74.9 points and they are shooting 42.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 73.1 points and their opponents are shooting 45 percent. WCU is hoping they still have at least one more upset in them.
Wofford is 11-2 against the spread in their last 13 games, 7-2 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread, and 10-3-1 against the spread in their last 14 neutral site games. Western Carolina is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 neutral site games, and 3-7 against the spread following a win. The favorite has covered the point spread in 11 of the last 14 meetings of these two.
My pick in this one is on the total and I like the over 131.