East Tennessee State vs. Chattanooga - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chattanooga Moccasins (10-7) at East Tennessee State Buccaneers (9-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm (ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center)
The Line: East Tennessee State Buccaneers -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chattanooga Mocs and East Tennessee State Buccaneers play Saturday at the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
The Chattanooga Mocs have won four of their last five games and play their seventh true road game. On the season, Chattanooga is averaging 66.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting and is allowing 67.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Casey Jones is averaging 13.7 points and 6.5 rebounds while Greg Pryor is averaging 11.8 points and 2.3 assists. Justin Tuoyo is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and Ronrico White is shooting 39.6 percent shooting. The Chattanooga Mocs are a productive offensive team that has four players averaging double-digit points while they’re shooting 69.6 percent from the line and 34.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Chattanooga is forcing 12.5 turnovers and has allowed 60 points in three of its last four games.
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The East Tennessee State Buccaneers have won four of their last six games and look for their fifth conference win. On the season, ETSU is averaging 75.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting and is allowing 76.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Jalen Riley is averaging 20.5 points and 3.2 assists while Rashawn Rembert is averaging 17 points and 3.1 rebounds. Lester Wilson is the third player averaging double-digit points and A.J. Merriweather is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers rely on their offense that has four players averaging at least 9.4 points, and they’re shooting 74.3 percent from the line and 40.3 percent from deep. Defensively, East Tennessee State is forcing 13.6 turnovers and has allowed 70 or more points in five straight games.
The Mocs are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. The Buccaneers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mocs are 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the favorite is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers don't play defense well enough to cover a decent sized spread. Meanwhile, the Chattanooga Mocs shoot the ball well enough to the point they could win this game outright. Give me the points here.