Southern Tournament - UNC Greensboro Spartans face Chattanooga Moccasins: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Chattanooga Moccasins Odds
UNC Greensboro pays a visit to Chattanooga on Friday, hoping to send the Moccasins to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at US Cellular Center.
This is a conference playoff game in the Southern Tournament. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (US Cellular Center).
This season, the Moccasins are 13-18 overall and 13-12-2 ATS ATS, while the Spartans are 8-21 and 8-17 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Chattanooga boasts a 14-8-1 on the OU, and UNC Greensboro is 7-15.
The Spartans were listed as 2-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 216-rated UNC Greensboro taking on the No. 224-rated Moccasins in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 69-68 win for the Spartans on Friday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chattanooga's No. 135 nationally ranked offense (68.9 points per game) against a Spartans defense that sits as the No. 320 at 73.7 PPG. The Moccasins have been averaging 41.6% from the field, less than the Spartans have managed so far this season (41.9% on average).
Defensively, UNC Greensboro features the nation's No. 320-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.9 points per game. Chattanooga, meanwhile, comes in at No. 135 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for UNC Greensboro, they were an 80-66 loser as they battled Elon on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog. UNC Greensboro got 13 points from Kayel Locke but lost anyway, 80-66, to Elon on Saturday at Alumni Gym.
Chattanooga was an 86-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Appalachian State. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Chattanooga was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Appalachian State and falling by an 86-60 score at Holmes Convocation Center.
UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
After playing Elon are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Chattanooga Moccasins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing Appalachian State are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Spartans at Moccasins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chattanooga's last 5 games
Chattanooga is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing UNC Greensboro
Chattanooga is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing UNC Greensboro