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Georgia Southern Eagles take on Moccasins in NCAA basketball test

Georgia Southern EaglesChattanooga Moccasins
10-16February 20, 2014, 07:00 | McKenzie Arena16-11

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

The Moccasins sport a record of 16-11 and 11-8-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Eagles have 10-16 and 7-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-10 for the Moccasins and 8-9 for the Eagles.

View Georgia Southern Eagles vs Chattanooga Moccasins Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Moccasins in this one found them listed as -7.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Eagles was expected to move the line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Moccasins rated this week at No. 65 and the Eagles sitting at No. 203.

Georgia Southern lost its last outing, an 88-73 result against Davidson on February 15. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point underdog. The Eagles got a huge 32-point effort from Jelani Hewitt but still lost 88-73 against Davidson on Saturday at Hanner Fieldhouse.

Chattanooga won its last outing, an 83-73 result against Western Carolina on February 14. They covered in that game as a 2-point favorite. Chattanooga earned an 83-73 victory over Western Carolina on Friday, getting 23 points from Z. Mason at McKenzie Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 118 in NCAA hoops at 35.7 per game. Contrast that with Chattanooga’s No. 66 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Chattanooga is the No. 102-ranked team in the country at 6.59 per game, while Georgia Southern rates No. 49 at 7.52 per game.

A few Eagles at Moccasins trends to consider:
Georgia Southern is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Georgia Southern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Georgia Southern is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Georgia Southern is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Chattanooga
Chattanooga is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Chattanooga is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chattanooga's last 8 games
Chattanooga is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Georgia Southern home to Elon, Saturday, February 22nd
Chattanooga at UNC Greensboro, Sunday, February 23rd