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Chattanooga vs. Mercer - 1/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Mercer Bears (11-3) at Chattanooga Moccasins (12-2)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (McKenzie Arena)

The Line: Chattanooga Moccasins -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Mercer Bears and Chattanooga Mocs meet early Tuesday night at the McKenzie Arena.

The Mercer Bears look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Mercer Bears are averaging 68.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 63 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Stephon Jelks is averaging 12.1 points and nine rebounds while Jestin Lewis is averaging 11.6 points and 2.3 assists. Phillip Leonard is dishing 4.7 assists and Desmond Ringer is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Mercer Bears are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. Mercer is allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 9.8 turnovers per game. The Mercer Bears have lost seven of their last 11 road games.

Chattanooga vs. Mercer - 1/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Chattanooga Mocs hope to build on their impressive seven-game winning streak. The Chattanooga Mocs are averaging 75.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Casey Jones is averaging 12.6 points and 6.5 rebounds while Greg Pryor is averaging 10.2 points and 3.3 assists. Tre McLean is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Eric Robertson is dishing 1.7 assists. The Chattanooga Mocs are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. Chattanooga is allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.6 turnovers per game. The Chattanooga Mocs have won 12 straight home games.

The Bears are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Mocs are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. 

Both teams are playing some solid basketball right now, but Chattanooga has been a little more consistent with seven straight wins. The Mocs are also deeper offensively and haven't lost a home game in quite some time. I'll eat the reasonable number here. 

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Chattanooga Moccasins -5.5

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