The Chattanooga Mocs (6-9, 1-1 SoCon) will be at the Ramsey Center to meet the Western Carolina Catamounts (3-12, 0-2 SoCon) in a SoCon matchup. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 3, 2019, and will air on ESPN 3.
Chattanooga Mocs at Western Carolina Catamounts ATS Odds
In their last outing, the Catamounts got blown out by the Wright State Raiders, 96-73, while the Mocs defeated the Charlotte 49ers, 80-69.
Chattanooga dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 13.6 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.573. For those same stats, Charlotte was 17.8 and 0.520, respectively. Western Carolina, on the other hand, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (25.0 vs. 22.6). Western Carolina was lifted by D.J. Myers, who recorded 11 points and six rebounds. Jerry Johnson Jr., meanwhile played a pivotal role for Chattanooga with 18 points.
The Catamounts dominated this series last year, securing victories in both contests. In the last matchup, Western Carolina won 70-68. The Catamounts’ turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Mocs. Western Carolina had a rate of 18.6, while Chattanooga posted a mark of 21.4. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.
It could be a difficult game for Western Carolina on the offensive glass. The Catamounts currently rank 197th in offensive rebounding percentage (28.8 percent), while Chattanooga ranks 39th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.6 percent).
Chattanooga Mocs vs. Western Carolina Catamounts Pick
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Western Carolina, ATS Winner – Chattanooga, O/U – Over
- Western Carolina ranks 44th in three pointers allowed per game (19.7) while Chattanooga ranks 66th (20.5).
- The Mocs average 2.5 blocks per game, which ranks 148th in the nation. The Catamounts rank 152nd in blocks allowed per game (4.6).
- Chattanooga ranks 186th in steals per game (4.7) while Western Carolina ranks 188th in steals allowed per game (9.3).
- During their last five games, the Mocs have scored an average of 69.2 points per game (3.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.4 points per game (2.7 below their season average).
- The Catamounts’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 10.2, down from 10.7 for the season.