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Moccasins open as college hoops underdog vs Catamounts

Chattanooga MoccasinsWestern Carolina Catamounts
Feb 2, 7:00 PM | Ramsey Center

Chattanooga Moccasins vs Western Carolina Catamounts Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Ramsey Center Thursday as host Western Carolina looks to handle the Chattanooga Moccasins in NCAAB action.

Western Carolina will face the 9-14 Moccasins, who own a 7-6-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Catamounts are 8-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Moccasins are 8-5-1 favoring the OVER.

View Chattanooga vs Western Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Moccasins listed as 3-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 181-ranked Catamounts and the No. 46-rated Moccasins in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-69 win for the Moccasins on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Western Carolina's No. 144-ranked offense, averaging 69.5 PPG, against a Moccasins defense that ranks No. 176 at 66.8 PPG. The Catamounts field goal percentage has averaged 41.8% so far, less than the Moccasins marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.

Defensively, Chattanooga features the nation's No. 318-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.6 points per game. Western Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 72 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Chattanooga, they were a 75-72 loser as they battled Georgia Southern at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. Chattanooga got 16 points from Keegan Bell but lost anyway, 75-72, to Georgia Southern on Saturday at McKenzie Arena.

Western Carolina was an 82-56 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wofford. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. Western Carolina was run off the court by the Terriers on Monday as Wofford routed them 82-56 at Benjamin Johnson Arena.

Chattanooga Moccasins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Davidson are 6-4
After playing Georgia Southern are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Georgia Southern are 4-6
After playing Wofford are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Moccasins at Catamounts trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chattanooga's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chattanooga's last 7 games when playing on the road against Western Carolina
Chattanooga is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Western Carolina
Chattanooga is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Western Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Chattanooga
Western Carolina is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Carolina's last 7 games when playing at home against Chattanooga
Western Carolina is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Chattanooga

Next up:
Chattanooga at Davidson, Saturday, February 4
Western Carolina home to Georgia Southern, Saturday, February 4

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