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Chattanooga vs UNCG Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 4th Betting Odds

Mocs vs Spartans Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Chattanooga Mocs at UNCG Spartans
  • Where: Greensboro at Greensboro Coliseum
  • Date: Wednesday, January 4th
  • Betting Odds: Chattanooga +1.5, CHAT +103 | NCG -126 O/U 136.5

Mocs Preview:

Through 15 games, the Chattanooga Mocs have an overall record of 9-6. So far, the Mocs have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 4-4. For the season, Chattanooga has been the underdog in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 3-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Mocs being +1.5 point underdogs.

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Jake Stephens comes into today’s game as the Mocs’ leading scorer at 20.6 points per contest. Not only has Stephens been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Chattanooga’s top rebounder at 10.07 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 13.4 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.9% of his shots and is adding 3.93 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 15 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.

Spartans Preview:

Through 15 games, the UNCG Spartans have an overall record of 8-7. So far this season, UNCG has played 7 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-3. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Spartans as the -1.5 point favorites. The Spartans have been favored 8 times, going 4-4 straight up.

UNCG will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Keyshaun Langley who is averaging 12.2 points per game for the Spartans. Langley 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 Spartans’ offensive gameplan is the play of Keondre Kennedy who has hit 40.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.69 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for UNCG this season, as they are currently ranked 378th in college basketball at 65.0 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 Spartans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.0%, placing them 249th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Chattanooga Mocs +1.5

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have UNCG as the favorites with a line coming in at -1.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Chattanooga Mocs to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with UNCG at 7.23 made 3’s per game compared to Chattanooga at 8.0. Look for Chattanooga to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Spartans.

 


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