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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Bulldogs underdogs vs Moccasins at Chattanooga

Samford BulldogsChattanooga Moccasins
Feb 11, 7:30 PM | McKenzie Arena

Samford Bulldogs vs Chattanooga Moccasins Odds

8-16TEAM RECORD9-15

Samford pays a visit to Chattanooga on Monday, hoping to send the Moccasins to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at McKenzie Arena.

The Moccasins are 9-15 so far on the season, and 10-9-1 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 8-16 and 12-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chattanooga go 9-6-1 and the Bulldogs go 6-8-1 on the totals.

View Samford vs Chattanooga Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Moccasins installed as 3-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Moccasins sit at No. 214 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 335 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Moccasins will win this game 65-61.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 343 in NCAA Division 1 with 27.9 per game. That compares with Chattanooga’s No. 52 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chattanooga is college basketball's No. 237-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 126 with 6.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Samford owns the country's No. 224-rated mark, allowing 71.5 points per game on the highway. Chattanooga, on the other hand, rates No. 126 in scoring at home.

Samford won its last outing, a 79-67 result against The Citadel on February 9. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. The Bulldogs grabbed a 79-67 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Tyler Hood at Pete Hanna Center.

Chattanooga lost its last outing, a 71-68 result against College of Charleston on February 9. They covered in that game as an 8-point underdog. Z. Mason went off for 27 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as College of Charleston handed Chattanooga a 71-68 defeat at McKenzie Arena.

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Wofford are 3-3
After playing The Citadel are 3-4
After a win are 3-7

Chattanooga Moccasins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Furman are 3-7
After playing College of Charleston are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bulldogs at Moccasins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Samford's last 5 games on the road
Samford is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Samford is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Chattanooga
Chattanooga is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Samford
Chattanooga is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Samford
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chattanooga's last 5 games when playing Samford
Chattanooga is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Samford home to Wofford, Thursday, February 14
Chattanooga home to Furman, Thursday, February 14