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Chattanooga Moccasins home to Samford Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball betting action

Samford BulldogsChattanooga Moccasins
6-11January 09, 2014, 07:00 | McKenzie Arena8-8

Chattanooga will look to improve on its 8-8 record on Thursday when they host Samford in NCAA basketball odds action at McKenzie Arena.

The Bulldogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 4-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Moccasins are 4-6 ATS. Samford is 4-3 against the total, while Chattanooga is 4-4 versus the number.

View Samford Bulldogs vs Chattanooga Moccasins Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 6-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

This game puts the Moccasins, most recently No. 230 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 345 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Samford, they were an 80-78 loser as they battled Georgia Southern on the road. They covered in the match as a 6-point underdog. The Bulldogs got 23 points from Tim Williams, but it was Georgia Southern that prevailed in an 80-78 final on Saturday at Hanner Fieldhouse.

Chattanooga won its last outing, an 82-78 result against The Citadel on January 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite. Z. Mason went off for 30 points and added 14 rebounds for good measure, leading Chattanooga to an 82-78 win over The Citadel on Monday at McAlister Field House.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chattanooga's No. 44-ranked scoring average of 78.5 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 235 and allowing 77.06 PPG. The Moccasins FG% has averaged 44.4% to date this season, less than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (46.85% per game).

Next up:
Samford home to Furman, Saturday, January 11th
Chattanooga at Wofford, Saturday, January 11th