Chattanooga Mocs (7-0) at UAB Blazers (7-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Bartow Arena)
The Line: UAB Blazers -10 -- Over/Under: 144 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Chattanooga Mocs and UAB Blazers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Bartow Arena.
The Chattanooga Mocs look for another win to build on their 7-1 record. The Chattanooga Mocs are averaging 78.1 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 65.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting. David Jean-Baptiste is averaging 18 points and 3.8 rebounds while KC Hankton is averaging 16 points and one assist. Malachi Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Stefan Kenic is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Chattanooga Mocs are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Chattanooga Mocs are allowing 28.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game.
The UAB Blazers also look to remain undefeated on the season with a victory here. The UAB Blazers are averaging 82.1 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 54.7 points on 32.8 percent shooting. Michael Ertel is averaging 14 points and 3.1 rebounds while Quan Jackson is averaging 13.3 points and 6.7 rebounds. Tavin Lovan is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Benjamin is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The UAB Blazers are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The UAB Blazers are allowing 21.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.1 rebounds per game.
The Mocs are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 road games and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Blazers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 13-5 in Mocs last 18 overall. The under is 5-0 in Blazers last 5 overall.
These are two extremely good teams when it comes to covering the number, but it's fair to say the UAB Blazers are the better team overall. UAB is not only unbeaten on the season, but its beaten the hell out of a lot of its opponents and it's top-10 in points defense, field goal percentage allowed and three point percentage allowed. UAB is not a team I'm trying to step in front of right now. I'll lay the chalk.