Samford Bulldogs at Chattanooga Mocs Betting Prediction 01/11/20

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The Samford Bulldogs (8-9, 2-1 SoCon) will be at McKenzie Arena to meet the Chattanooga Mocs (10-6, 1-2 SoCon) in a SoCon matchup. The game starts at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Samford Bulldogs at Chattanooga Mocs ATS Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last game. The Mocs fell to the Furman Paladins, 73-66, while the Bulldogs were defeated by the Wofford Terriers, 67-62.

Samford did a great job of making free throws (12-15; 80.0 percent) while Chattanooga had a much better free throw rate (0.146 vs. 0.033). Rod Johnson played well for Chattanooga with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Samford, meanwhile, was lifted by Jalen Dupree, who recorded nine points and 14 rebounds.

This series was highly competitive last year, as the teams split their two games last season. In the last matchup, the Bulldogs won 80-76. Samford did an excellent job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (18-25; 72.0 percent). Chattanooga, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (29.2 vs. 16.2). This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

Points at the line could be scarce for Chattanooga in this showdown. The Mocs rank 302nd in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.181, while Samford ranks 74th in FTA rate allowed (0.179). It will also be a tale of two styles as the fast-breaking Bulldogs rank 19th in possessions per game, while the more methodical Mocs rank 284th.

Samford Bulldogs at Chattanooga Mocs Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Chattanooga, ATS Winner – Chattanooga, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Chattanooga ranks 56th in three pointers allowed per game (19.4) while Samford ranks 262nd (29.0).
  • The Mocs rank 57th in assists allowed per game (11.2) while the Bulldogs rank 234th (16.9).
  • Chattanooga ranks 97th in rebounds allowed per game (33.9) while Samford ranks 232nd (39.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Bulldogs have been outscored by an average of 9.4 points in their last five games. For the season, Samford has defeated opponents by an average of 0.3 points.
  • During their last five games, the Mocs have scored an average of 72.0 points per game (1.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 64.0 points per game (2.3 below their season average).