Chattanooga vs. Samford - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Samford Bulldogs (13-17) at Chattanooga Moccasins (24-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm (McKenzie Arena)
The Line: Chattanooga Moccasins -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Samford Bulldogs and Chattanooga Mocs meet Saturday at the McKenzie Arena.
The Samford Bulldogs need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Samford Bulldogs are averaging 74.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Darius Jones-Gibson is averaging 14.9 points and 3.4 assists while Christen Cunningham is averaging 14 points and three rebounds. Wyatt Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Matt Rose is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Samford Bulldogs are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Bulldogs are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Samford Bulldogs have lost seven of their last eight road games.
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The Chattanooga Mocs look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Chattanooga Mocs are averaging 76.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Tre' McLean is averaging 12.1 points and 6.3 rebounds while Justin Tuoyo is averaging 11.9 points and 1.1 assists. Greg Pryor is dishing 3.7 assists and Chuck Ester is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Chattanooga Mocs are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Mocs are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Chattanooga Mocs have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Bulldogs are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Mocs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Bulldogs are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chattanooga and 3-8-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall.
Chattanooga looks like a possible NCAA tournament team if it can continue to play at this level, and the Mocs continue to be a covering machine as of late. A struggling Samford team will have a hard time in this one.