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Chattanooga Moccasins vs Western Carolina Catamounts Betting Preview

Western Carolina CatamountsChattanooga Moccasins
Jan 5, 7:00 PM | McKenzie Arena

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Chattanooga Moccasins Odds

7-7TEAM RECORD6-9

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Chattanooga vs Western Carolina battle Thursday at McKenzie Arena as the Moccasins look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Moccasins sit at 6-9 (3-2-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Catamounts are currently 7-7 (5-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Chattanooga is 3-2-1 OU, and Western Carolina is 3-8 OU.

View Western Carolina vs Chattanooga Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Chattanooga in this one will find them as 4.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Moccasins at No. 35 and the Catamounts at No. 264 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 75-66 result in favor of the Moccasins.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Chattanooga's No. 33-rated squad against Western Carolina's No. 232-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Chattanooga rates No. 10 in the country with 9.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 101 nationally with 7 per match.

Defensively, Western Carolina features the nation's No. 210-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Chattanooga, meanwhile, comes in at No. 64 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Carolina lost its last outing, an 82-55 result against North Carolina State on December 31. They failed to cover in that game as a 14-point underdog. Western Carolina was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by North Carolina State and falling by an 82-55 score at PNC Arena.

Chattanooga was a 76-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Tennessee. They earned a push of the 13–point spread as underdogs. Chattanooga suffered a 76-63 loss against Tennessee on Monday, getting 17 points from Ricky Taylor in a losing effort at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Wofford are 8-2
After playing North Carolina State are 2-1
After a loss are 6-4

Chattanooga Moccasins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Appalachian State are 5-5
After playing Tennessee are 2-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Catamounts at Moccasins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Carolina's last 5 games on the road
Western Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Western Carolina is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Chattanooga
Western Carolina is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Chattanooga
Chattanooga is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Western Carolina
Chattanooga is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Chattanooga is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing Western Carolina
Chattanooga is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Western Carolina home to Wofford, Saturday, January 7
Chattanooga home to Appalachian State, Saturday, January 7

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