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Moccasins open as college hoops underdog vs Volunteers

Chattanooga MoccasinsTennessee Volunteers
Jan 2, 7:00 PM | Thompson-Boling Arena

Chattanooga Moccasins vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds

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The Chattanooga Moccasins will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Volunteers in Tennessee at Thompson-Boling Arena on Monday in college basketball action.

The Moccasins will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 3-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Volunteers are 6-4 ATS. Chattanooga is 3-2 on the totals; Tennessee is 5-4-1.

View Chattanooga vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Volunteers as 13-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Volunteers, most recently No. 221 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Moccasins, who rate No. 35 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 79-78 victory for the Moccasins.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tennessee's No. 44 nationally ranked offense (76.9 points per game) against a Moccasins defense that sits as the No. 117 at 64.1 PPG. The Volunteers have been averaging 47.6% from the field, more than the Moccasins have managed so far this season (43% on average).

Defensively, Chattanooga features the nation's No. 273-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.7 points per game. Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 83 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Chattanooga was a 74-59 winner at home against Utah Valley. Omar Wattad scored 19 points leading the Moccasins to a 74-59 victory over Utah Valley at McKenzie Arena on Friday.

Tennessee won its last outing, an 86-55 result against The Citadel on December 29. They covered in that game as a 21.5-point favorite. Tennessee cruised to victory on Thursday, running The Citadel out of the gym and running up an 86-55 score at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Chattanooga Moccasins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Western Carolina are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing The Citadel are 1-0
After a win are 3-7

A few Moccasins at Volunteers trends to consider:
Chattanooga is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tennessee
Chattanooga is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chattanooga
Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chattanooga
Tennessee is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Chattanooga home to Western Carolina, Thursday, January 5
Tennessee at Memphis, Wednesday, January 4

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