Chattanooga Mocs vs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers ATS Prediction 01/05/19

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An eight-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the East Tennessee State Buccaneers (12-4, 2-1 SoCon) when they meet the Chattanooga Mocs (7-9, 2-1 SoCon) at Freedom Hall Civic Center. The game starts at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

Chattanooga Mocs vs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Buccaneers fell to the Georgia State Panthers, 74-68, while the Mocs were victorious over the Charlotte 49ers, 80-69.

Chattanooga played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 13.6 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.573. Charlotte had marks of 17.8 and 0.520, respectively, for those same stats. East Tennessee State, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (52.9 vs. 40.5). Isaiah Tisdale played a pivotal role for East Tennessee State with 19 points and five rebounds. Chattanooga, meanwhile, was led by Jerry Johnson Jr., who contributed 18 points.

The Buccaneers dominated this series last year, securing victories in all three games. In the most recent game, East Tennessee State won 77-59. East Tennessee State had a much better turnover percentage (11.3 vs. 18.7). Chattanooga, on the other hand, had a much better free throw rate (0.216 vs. 0.083). This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

Jeromy Rodriguez has taken his game to another level recently for East Tennessee State, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

Second-chance points could be scarce for Chattanooga in this contest. The Mocs currently rank 310th in offensive rebounding percentage (24.1 percent), while East Tennessee State ranks fourth in defensive rebounding percentage (78.7 percent).

Chattanooga Mocs at East Tennessee State Buccaneers Free Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – East Tennessee State, ATS Winner – Chattanooga, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • East Tennessee State ranks sixth in rebounds allowed per game (28.8) while Chattanooga ranks 171st (36.2).
  • The Mocs rank 45th in three pointers allowed per game (20.0) while the Buccaneers rank 141st (23.1).
  • East Tennessee State ranks 68th in steals per game (7.4) while Chattanooga ranks 116th in steals allowed per game (6.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Buccaneers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 16.0, up from 14.4 for the season.
  • 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 (2.0 below their season average).