NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Moccasins underdogs vs Cougars at Chattanooga
College of Charleston Cougars vs Chattanooga Moccasins Odds
The Chattanooga Moccasins will try to cover the spread at McKenzie Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the College of Charleston Cougars in NCAA basketball action.
The Moccasins sit at 9-14 (9-9-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cougars are currently 17-7 (11-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Chattanooga is 8-6-1 OU, and College of Charleston is 8-8 OU.
The Cougars were listed as 6-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Moccasins - Cougars odds would favor the Cougars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chattanooga is rated No. 216 in the current Odds Shark poll, while College of Charleston is at No. 100. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-64 win for the Cougars.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chattanooga's No. 136-ranked scoring average of 68.9 PPG, against a Cougars defense rated No. 61 and allowing 61.3 PPG. The Moccasins FG% has averaged 41.1% to date this season, less than the Cougars shooters have managed so far (44.5% per game).
Defensively, College of Charleston features the nation's No. 36-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.7 points per game. Chattanooga, meanwhile, comes in at No. 122 nationally in scoring at home.
College of Charleston won its last outing, a 69-65 result against Samford on February 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Adjehi Baru scored 15 points leading the Cougars to a 69-65 victory over Samford at Pete Hanna Center on Thursday.
Chattanooga was an 89-76 winner in their most recent outing at home against The Citadel. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Gee McGhee scored 22 points leading the Moccasins to an 89-76 victory over The Citadel at McKenzie Arena on Thursday.
College of Charleston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Davidson are 6-4
After playing Samford are 6-3
After a win are 8-2
Chattanooga Moccasins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Samford are 4-6
After playing The Citadel are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Cougars at Moccasins trends to consider:
College of Charleston is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of College of Charleston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of College of Charleston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chattanooga
College of Charleston is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Chattanooga
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chattanooga's last 5 games when playing College of Charleston
Chattanooga is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chattanooga's last 5 games when playing at home against College of Charleston
Chattanooga is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against College of Charleston
College of Charleston home to Davidson, Thursday, February 14
Chattanooga home to Samford, Monday, February 11