Check out our free Chattanooga vs Samford pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Homewood. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Chattanooga vs Samford Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Mocs vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Chattanooga Mocs at Samford Bulldogs
- Where: Homewood at Pete Hanna Center
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Chattanooga +2, CHAT +111 | SAMF -136 O/U 148.5
Chattanooga heads into this matchup having played 18 games and have an overall record sitting at 11-7. So far, the Mocs have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 4-5. For the season, Chattanooga has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 3-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Mocs being +2 point underdogs.
Jake Stephens comes into today’s game as the Mocs’ leading scorer at 22.11 points per contest. Not only has Stephens been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Chattanooga’s top rebounder at 10.5 boards per contest. Behind Stephens, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jamal Johnson, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.61 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.7% of his shots and is adding 4.11 boards 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 18 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.
Through 18 games, the Samford Bulldogs have an overall record of 11-7. So far this season, Samford has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Bulldogs as the -2 point favorites. The Bulldogs have been favored 9 times, going 7-2 straight up.
Samford’s leading scorer this season is Logan Dye, who is averaging 13.28 points per contest. So far, Dye has accounted for 16.82% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.5 rebounds per game and 1.06 assists. Jermaine Marshall is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 11.29 points per game. Between him and Marshall, they are accounting for 30.3% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Samford is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.7 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 18 games, they have only hit 33.5% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 42.61% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Samford Bulldogs -2
If you are eying this matchup between Chattanooga Mocs and Samford Bulldogs as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Samford to cover the spread as -2 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Samford shooting well enough to keep the Mocs at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Bulldogs’ to win the game and cover the spread.