Chattanooga Mocs at East Tennessee State Buccaneers Betting Prediction 01/25/20

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An 11-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the East Tennessee State Buccaneers (17-3, 6-1 SoCon) when they square off against the Chattanooga Mocs (13-7, 4-3 SoCon) at Freedom Hall Civic Center. The game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

Chattanooga Mocs at East Tennessee State Buccaneers ATS Odds

Both teams dismantled their last opponent. The Buccaneers defeated the Western Carolina Catamounts 85-66, while the Mocs beat the Citadel Bulldogs 92-69.

The Mocs had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 36.1 (above their season average of 28.1) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.585 (above their season average of 0.519). Meanwhile, East Tennessee State’s 10.6 turnover percentage was their largest advantage over Western Carolina, who had a mark of 14.7. The Buccaneers’ mark was better than their season average of 15.9. Isaiah Tisdale played well for East Tennessee State with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Chattanooga was led by Ramon Vila, who put up 17 points and seven rebounds.

The Buccaneers dominated this series last year, winning all three games. In the most recent game, East Tennessee State won 68-64. East Tennessee State had a much better turnover percentage (13.7 vs. 22.5). Chattanooga, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.196 vs. 0.127). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams face off. East Tennessee State ranks 264th in possessions per game (68.0) and Chattanooga is 257th (68.2).

Chattanooga Mocs at East Tennessee State Buccaneers Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – East Tennessee State, ATS Winner – East Tennessee State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • East Tennessee State ranks 20th in steals per game (9.0) while Chattanooga ranks 204th (4.9).
  • The Buccaneers are 25th in the NCAA with 10.1 assists allowed per game while the Mocs are 48th with 10.7 assists allowed per game.
  • The Buccaneers rank 36th in rebounds allowed per game (31.8) while the Mocs rank 92nd (33.8).
  • East Tennessee State ranks 57th in blocks per game (4.2) while Chattanooga ranks 106th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Buccaneers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.6, down from 15.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Mocs have scored an average of 77.4 points per game (5.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 68.0 points per game (1.6 above their season average).