Middle Tennessee vs. Chattanooga - 12/19/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chattanooga Moccasins (6-5) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (5-5)
College Basketball: Friday, December 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Murphy Center)
The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders and the Chattanooga Mocs face off on Friday at the Murphy Center in college basketball action.
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 5-5 this season and are coming off of a 24-point loss to Oklahoma State. MTSU is averaging 56.8 points and they are shooting 37.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.6 points and their opponents shoot 43.8 percent from the floor. Reggie Upshaw Jr. leads the Blue Raiders averaging 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Jacquez Rozier is averaging 9.3 points and 5.9 rebounds, Jaqwan Raymond is averaging .5 points, and Marcus Tarrance is averaging 7.3 points. Middle Tennessee State is 322nd in the nation in scoring and shooting percentage.
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The Chattanooga Mocs are 6-5 this season and they have won their last three games. Chattanooga is averaging 64.8 points and they are shooting 42.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.3 points and their opponents are shooting 44.8 percent. Casey Jones leads the Mocs averaging 12.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Ronrico White is averaging 10.5 points, Greg Pryor is averaging 10.5 points, and Justi Tuoyo is averaging 8.8 points and 5.5 rebounds. Chattanooga has played the 145th ranked schedule and they are 1-4 on the road.
Middle Tennessee State is 8-1 against the spread in their last nine home games, 2-6 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 5-2 against the spread following a loss. Chattanooga is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 3-1-1 against the spread against Conference USA, and 12-5 against the spread after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game.
MTSU has done nothing to merit this kind of number so I will take Chattanooga and the points.