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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Catamounts underdogs vs Moccasins at Chattanooga

Western Carolina CatamountsChattanooga Moccasins
13-11February 14, 2014, 07:00 | McKenzie Arena15-11


A key college battle sees the visiting Western Carolina Catamounts travelling to Chattanooga Friday to take on the Moccasins.

The Moccasins bring a 15-11 record (10-8-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-11 Catamounts, who are 6-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Chattanooga go 8-10 so far and the Catamounts go 6-11.

View Western Carolina Catamounts vs Chattanooga Moccasins Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including BetDSI) had the Moccasins installed as -2.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 68-rated Moccasins and the No. 23-ranked Catamounts, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Western Carolina was an 83-75 winner at home against Furman. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as favorites. Trey Sumler scored 24 points leading the Catamounts to an 83-75 victory over Furman at Ramsey Center on Monday.

Chattanooga was a 92-85 loser in its last match on the road against Samford. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Moccasins endured a 92-85 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Gee McGhee at Pete Hanna Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Catamounts rank No. 112 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.96 per game. That compares with Chattanooga’s No. 86 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chattanooga is college basketball's No. 99-ranked team at 6.62 per game, while the Catamounts rate No. 32 with 7.92 per game.

Next up:
Western Carolina at UNC Greensboro, Sunday, February 16th
Chattanooga at Georgia Southern, Thursday, February 20th