The Chattanooga Mocs (4-5) will be at home in McKenzie Arena when they go head-to-head against the Charlotte 49ers (3-5). Chattanooga is a 5-point favorite on the opening line, while the games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 145 points. Action begins at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 10, 2017.
Charlotte 49ers vs. Chattanooga Mocs ATS Preview
The last time the 49ers played, they got blown out by the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 80-57. Charlotte’s Jon Davis had a solid performance, leading the team in scoring with 14 points on 4-for-8 shooting. Wake Forest held the 49ers to an effective field goal percentage of 0.372 (below their season average of 0.547). Charlotte, on the other hand, did a great job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (22-31; 71.0 percent).
The Mocs are hoping for a better outcome after their 70-66 loss to the Marshall Thundering Herd in their last outing. Makinde London was the games high scorer with 25 points on 9-for-20 shooting. Marshall had a much better turnover percentage (14.4 vs. 20.8). Chattanooga, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 32.5 (above their season average of 24.5).
The sweet-shooting offense of Chattanooga will face off against the mid-tier defense of Charlotte. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Mocs offense ranks 83rd in effective field goal percentage (0.535), while the Charlotte defense ranks 271st in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.527). The Mocs figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball. It will also be a battle of opposite styles as the up-tempo 49ers rank 50th in possessions per game, while the slower-paced Mocs rank 259th.
Of Charlotte’s 5 games with betting action, two have finished over the projected point total, while 4 of Chattanooga’s 5 games have finished under the O/U total. The Mocs hold a substantial advantage in terms of straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 4-5 SU and 3-2 ATS, while the 49ers are 3-5 SU and 0-5 ATS.
Charlotte 49ers at Chattanooga Mocs Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Chattanooga, ATS Winner – Chattanooga, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Mocs allow the ninth-fewest three pointers per game (16.5) while the 49ers rank 56th (19.6).
- Charlotte ranks 134th in blocks per game (3.1) while Chattanooga ranks 154th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
- Chattanooga ranks 49th in rebounds allowed per game (33.2) while Charlotte ranks 262nd (39.0).
- The Mocs rank 14th in assists allowed per game (11.5) while the 49ers rank 131st (13.4).
- Charlotte ranks 131st in steals per game (6.3) while Chattanooga ranks 232nd (7.0).