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Western Carolina vs Chattanooga Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 11th Betting Odds

Catamounts vs Mocs Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Western Carolina Catamounts at Chattanooga Mocs
  • Where: Chattanooga at McKenzie Arena
  • Date: Wednesday, January 11th
  • Betting Odds: Western Carolina +9, WCAR +341 | CHAT -451 O/U 142.5

Catamounts Preview:

Western Carolina will take the floor against the Mocs with an overall record of 10-7. On the road, the Catamounts will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 3-4. So far, the Catamounts have been the underdog 10 times, going 4-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +9 underdogs on the spread.

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Tyzhaun Claude comes into today’s game as the Catamounts’ leading scorer at 14.53 points per contest. Not only has Claude been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Western Carolina’s top rebounder at 8.24 boards per contest. Behind Claude, the team has benefited from the strong play of Tre Jackson, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.81 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.6% of his shots and is adding 4.12 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Western Carolina this season, as they are currently ranked 221st in college basketball at 70.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Catamounts’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.9%, placing them 372nd in the NCAA.

Mocs Preview:

Through 17 games, the Chattanooga Mocs have an overall record of 10-7. Currently, the Mocs have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 6-2. The Mocs’ are sitting with a betting line that is -9 points in their favor. For the season, Chattanooga has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 4-3.

Jake Stephens comes into today’s game as the Mocs’ leading scorer at 21.35 points per contest. Not only has Stephens been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Chattanooga’s top rebounder at 10.53 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 13.71 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.5% of his shots and is adding 4.0 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 17 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Western Carolina Catamounts +9

In our analysis of this matchup, we believe that Chattanooga’s fast-paced style of play will give them an advantage against the Western Carolina Catamounts, who prefer a slower game. Despite the large -9 point spread, the Mocs’ fast-paced style should play a large role in them cruising to an easy victory. We recommend betting on Chattanooga to not only win but also cover the spread against Western Carolina.

 


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