Georgia vs. Chattanooga - 11/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chattanooga Mocs (0-0) vs. Georgia Bulldogs (0-0)
NCAA Basketball: Friday, November 13, 2015 at 9:30 pm (Stegeman Coliseum)
The Line: Georgia -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Chattanooga Mocs and Georgia Bulldogs open their season Friday at the Stegeman Coliseum.
The Chattanooga Mocs look to build on a 22-win season with a new head coach in Matt McCall. Casey Jones returns after leading the Mocs with 14.2 points and seven rebounds while Greg Pryor averaged 11.3 points and 2.5 assists. Justin Tuoyo grabbed 6.4 rebounds and Eric Robertson dished 1.2 assists. The Chattanooga Mocs return majority of their team that shot 45.2 percent from the field and 34.9 percent from beyond the arc. Chattanooga was an impressive offensive team and played well enough defensively to result in wins in eight of their last 10 games. The main question you have to have with Chattanooga is the new coaching staff and the loss of key ball handler Ronrico White.
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The Georgia Bulldogs hope to make back-to-back tournament bids for the first time since the early 2000s. Kenny Gaines leads UGA after averaging 11.7 points and 3.4 rebounds while Charles Mann averaged 11.2 points and 3.6 assists. J.J. Frazier dished 3.3 assists and Yante Maten grabbed 4.3 rebounds. The Georgia Bulldogs return enough talent this season to where they can really give the rest of the SEC a run for its money. Georgia was 19th in the country last season with an opponent field goal percentage of 38.9 percent. Georgia is a team to keep a serious eye on this season with the talent it returns. Georgia has won 10 of its last 14 home games.
The Mocs are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Bulldogs are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 11-23-1 ATS in their last 35 Friday games.
I'm really high on these Georgia Bulldogs and think they have a shot to compete for an SEC title if Kentucky slips up a bit. Chattanooga has some offensive firepower, but Georgia is good enough defensively to win by double digits.