Chattanooga Mocs vs Bellarmine Knights Prediction, 12/9/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chattanooga Mocs vs Bellarmine Knights
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: Knights Hall in Louisville, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Chattanooga (+1)
The Chattanooga Mocs (4-0) go to Knights Hall on Wednesday where they'll meet the Bellarmine Knights (1-1). The spread on this matchup has Bellarmine as 1-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 140.5.
Chattanooga heads into this contest with a mark of 4-0 for the campaign. They are averaging 80.0 points per game (78th in college hoops) while hitting 44.2% from the floor. The Mocs are shooting 32.1% on 3-point shots (27 of 84) and 75.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Chattanooga is grabbing 39.8 boards per contest and has totaled 49 dimes this season, which is 139th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 12.5 times per game and as a team they commit 14.8 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Mocs are forcing their opponents into 18.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. The Mocs defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.6% (104 of 228) and they surrender 34.0 rebounds per game as a team. They are 194th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 49 surrendered for the season. They relinquish 32.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 93rd in D-1 in points per game allowed (64.8).
The Chattanooga Mocs took the court against the MTSU Blue Raiders and took home the win by a score of 80-70 in their last contest. Chattanooga finished the game having earned a 46.4% FG percentage (26 of 56) and buried 7 of their 22 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Mocs made 21 of 26 shots for a rate of 80.8%. Concerning pulling down boards, they earned 32 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 15 assists in the matchup as well as having 6 steals and 2 rejections. With regard to the defense, Chattanooga allowed 46.4% from the floor on 26 out of 56. MTSU earned 16 assists and 6 steals in the matchup. On top of that, the Blue Raiders collected 29 rebounds (7 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 2 rejections. MTSU ended up shooting 44.4% from the charity stripe by making 4 of their 9 shots. They buried 8 out of their 18 shots from 3-point range.
Malachi Smith is a player who was a factor in this game. He walked away with 18 points on 5 out of 9 shooting. He played for 37 mins played and also pulled down 13 rebounds. Smith walked away from this one shooting 55.6% from the field and totaled 4 assists. An additional guy that saw the court a lot in the matchup for the Mocs was Stefan Kenic. He grabbed 5 rebounds and also totaled 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 6-of-12 (17 points). Overall, Kenic saw the court for 36 minutes.
Bellarmine has a record of 1-1 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Knights are connecting on 48.1% from the floor, which is 123rd in college hoops. Bellarmine has tallied 138 points on the season (69.0 per contest) and they average 34.5 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 16.5 times per contest (72nd in college hoops) and they are giving up possession 16.0 times per contest. The Knights commit 15.5 personal fouls every game and they go 60.0% from the free throw line. The Knights on the defensive side of the court are 145th in D-1 in PPG given up with 69.5. The Bellarmine defense allows 42.1% on shots from distance (24 of 57) and their opposition makes 60.7% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 19.5 assists and 30.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 287th and 39th in the nation. They have forced 15.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.4% from the floor (224th in college basketball).
In their last game, the Bellarmine Knights got the victory with a final of 84-63 when they faced the Howard Bison. The Knights recorded 27 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 35 for the contest. They also rejected 2 shots while recording 5 steals in the matchup. The Bison committed 20 personal fouls for this game which got the Knights to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 69.6%. When talking about shooting from distance, Bellarmine knocked down 10 of their 21 tries (47.6%). At the conclusion of this game, the Knights went 29 out of 55 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 52.7%. The Knights allowed the Bison to convert 20 of 52 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 38.5% for the matchup. They went 35.5% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 11 out of 31 and finished the contest at 12 out of 20 at the free throw line (60.0%). Concerning how they rebounded, Bellarmine allowed Howard to snag 20 in total (4 on the offensive glass).
Dylan Penn played a lot for the Knights in the game. He buried 10 out of 15 for the game for a field goal rate of 66.7%, which gave him 22 points. Penn grabbed 3 rebounds in his 36 minutes and tallied 5 dimes for the contest. One more player that was important for Bellarmine was Ethan Claycomb. He ended up walking away with 12 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood by way of 2 out of 7 shooting in this contest. Claycomb wrapped this one up going 28.6% from the floor in addition to totaling 3 dimes and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Bellarmine (-1) and over 140.5 points
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