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Chattanooga vs Georgia Pick & Preview: Wednesday, December 21st Betting Odds
Mocs vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Chattanooga Mocs at Georgia Bulldogs
- Where: Athens at Stegeman Coliseum
- Date: Wednesday, December 21st
- Betting Odds: Chattanooga +5, CHAT +178 | GA -222 O/U 140.5
Chattanooga heads into this matchup having played 12 games and have an overall record sitting at 8-4. So far, the Mocs have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 3-2. For the season, Chattanooga has been the underdog in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 3-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Mocs being +5 point underdogs.
Chattanooga will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jake Stephens who is averaging 22.5 points per game for the Mocs. Stephens is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Mocs’ offensive gameplan is the play of Jamal Johnson who has hit 38.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.33 points per game.
On offense, Chattanooga is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 12 games, they have only hit 34.6% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 39.37% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Chattanooga, the Georgia Bulldogs will be taking the floor for the 12th time this season and have an overall record of 8-3. Currently, the Bulldogs have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 7-1. The Bulldogs’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5 points in their favor. For the season, Georgia has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 7-0.
Georgia’s leading scorer this season is Terry Roberts who is averaging 13.8 points per contest. So far, Roberts has accounted for 17.76% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.3 rebounds per game and 4.5 assists. Kario Oquendo is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 13.0 points per game. Between him and Oquendo, they are accounting for 31.1% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Georgia this season, as they are currently ranked 244th in college basketball at 69.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bulldogs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.4%, placing them 349th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Georgia Bulldogs -5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Georgia Bulldogs to pick up the win and cover the spread as -5 point betting favorites. Although Georgia as a team is just 190th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Mocs’ defense. At -5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Bulldogs to come out on top and cover.