Indiana vs. Chattanooga - 3/17/16 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chattanooga Mocs (29-5) vs. Indiana Hoosiers (25-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Wells Fargo Arena)
The Line: Indiana -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chattanooga Mocs and Indiana Hoosiers meet in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at the Wells Fargo Arena.
The Chattanooga Mocs have won five straight games and won the Southern. The Chattanooga Mocs are averaging 74.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Tre' McLean is averaging 12.3 points and 2.4 assists while Justin Tuoyo is averaging 11.1 points and five rebounds. Greg Pryor is dishing 3.5 assists and Chuck Ester is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Chattanooga Mocs are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Mocs are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Chattanooga Mocs are 6-0 on neutral courts this season.
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The Indiana Hoosiers look for a deep tournament run after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Indiana Hoosiers are averaging 82.3 points on 50.1 percent shooting and allowing 68.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Yogi Ferrell is averaging 17 points and 5.5 assists while Troy Williams is averaging 13.1 points and 5.9 rebounds. Thomas Bryant is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Johnson is dishing 3.1 assists. The Indiana Hoosiers are shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Hoosiers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Indiana Hoosiers are 2-2 on neutral courts this season.
The Mocs are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Hoosiers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 NCAA Tournament games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games.
Chattanooga is no pushover at all, as the Mocs went into Georgia and won, and they also beat the Flyers in Dayton. However, the Hoosiers will be super focused after getting bounced early in the Big Ten tournament and things get out of hand quickly when those three balls fall. I'll take Indiana by double digits.