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Western Carolina vs. Chattanooga - 1/3/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chattanooga Moccasins (6-9) at Western Carolina Catamounts (3-12)
Date & Time Thursday January 3, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Western Carolina Catamounts -2 -- Over/Under: 139
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SoCon college basketball pits the Chattanooga Mocs at the Western Carolina Catamounts.

The Chattanooga Mocs have been in struggle mode of late with

losses in four of five after an 85-72 defeat at North Carolina-Greensboro as a 15 point underdog. This was competitive until the second half with Chattanooga holding a 52.9%-46% shooting edge with UNCG totaling 12 more shots.

Ramon Villa was the Mocs top offensive option with 18 points and three yanks on 8-12 marksmanship with David Jean-Baptiste adding 16 points and four helpers on 5-9 from the field and 4-5 at the line. 

Chattanooga received 15 points and three assists from Donovann Toatley on 6-10 shooting followed by a ten point, eight rebound effort by Kevin Easley.

The Western Carolina Catamounts need a change in momentum after dropping four in a row following a 74-54 defeat to visiting Wofford. 

Western Carolina lost the shooting battle 46%-39.5% with the Terriers forcing 17 turnovers and totaling 20 more shots.

Carlos Dotson was the Catamounts top threat with 17 points and seven boards along with a team high five turnovers on 7-13 accuracy while Onno Steger added 13 points and eight rebounds on 3-9 shooting and 5-6 at the line. 

Josh Cottrell gave WCU nine points on 3-4 from beyond the arc while Marc Goesselin chipped in with seven points and three pulls.

Chattanooga Mocs are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and Chattanooga Mocs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. Western Carolina Catamounts are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and Western Carolina Catamounts are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Southern.

Points are usually scored in this matchup but nothing huge with both sides struggling...

over 139

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