Chattanooga Moccasins visit Western Carolina Catamounts in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

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Feb 28, 7:00 PM | Ramsey Center

Chattanooga Moccasins vs Western Carolina Catamounts Odds

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The Western Carolina Catamounts will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Chattanooga Moccasins at Ramsey Center on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.

The Catamounts bring a 12-17 record (13-11-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-17 Moccasins, who are 12-11-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Western Carolina go 9-12 so far and the Moccasins go 12-8-1.

View Chattanooga vs Western Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Catamounts installed as 9-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 221-rated Chattanooga taking on the No. 195-rated Catamounts in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-67 win for the Catamounts on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Western Carolina's No. 125-ranked offense, averaging 69.4 PPG, against a Moccasins defense that ranks No. 291 at 71.5 PPG. The Catamounts field goal percentage has averaged 43.4% so far, more than the Moccasins marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.

Defensively, Chattanooga features the nation's No. 239-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. Western Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 174 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Chattanooga was a 72-68 winner at home against Elon. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Moccasins grabbed a 72-68 win over the Phoenix on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from Gee McGhee at McKenzie Arena.

Western Carolina won its last outing, an 80-70 result against Coastal Carolina on February 23. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. Western Carolina got 26 points from Brandon Boggs en route to an 80-70 victory over Coastal Carolina on Saturday at Ramsey Center.

Chattanooga Moccasins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Appalachian State are 4-6
After playing Elon are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Samford are 5-4
After playing Coastal Carolina are 2-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Moccasins at Catamounts trends to consider:
Chattanooga is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Chattanooga is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Chattanooga is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Western Carolina
Western Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chattanooga
Western Carolina is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
Western Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Carolina's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Chattanooga at Appalachian State, Saturday, March 2
Western Carolina home to Samford, Saturday, March 2