Chattanooga Mocs vs Tennessee State Tigers Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chattanooga Mocs vs Tennessee State Tigers
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: Gentry Center in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Chattanooga (-7)
Gentry Center is the venue where and the Tennessee State Tigers (1-3) will take on the Chattanooga Mocs (8-0) on Tuesday. Tennessee State opens this contest as 7-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 141.
Chattanooga steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 8-0 on the campaign. They are giving up possession 12.8 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 14.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Chattanooga is collecting 36.5 rebounds per game and has accounted for 106 assists this year, which has them ranked 73rd in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Mocs are hitting 37.4% on 3-pointers (67 of 179) and 76.0% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 77.0 pts per game (109th in Division 1) while connecting on 45.8% from the field. When they are on defense, the Mocs are forcing their opponents into 15.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.9 fouls. They are currently ranked 257th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 97 surrendered for the year. The Mocs are allowing a field goal percentage of 45.7% (215 of 470) and they surrender 33.5 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are giving up 27.7% on 3-point attempts and they are 92nd in the country in PPG allowed (65.3).
The Chattanooga Mocs faced the UAB Blazers and went home with a win by a final score of 69-66 in their last contest. Chattanooga wrapped up the contest having earned a 46.3% field goal percentage (25 out of 54) and knocked down 7 of 19 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Mocs knocked down 12 of their 17 attempts for a rate of 70.6%. With regard to grabbing boards, they collected a total of 31 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 14 dimes in this game as well as earning 7 steals and 2 blocked shots. When discussing defense, Chattanooga allowed 46.3% from the field on 25 out of 54. UAB doled out 6 dimes and 7 steals for the contest. Furthurmore, the Blazers totaled 39 rebounds (12 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 2 rejections. UAB finished the game at 55.6% when shooting free throws by making 5 of 9 shots. They also buried 3 out of their 16 attempts from distance.
Malachi Smith is a player who played a lot for the game. He totaled 16 points on 7 out of 17 shooting. He played for 36 minutes and also totaled 10 rebounds. Smith ended up going 41.2% from the floor and also distributed 4 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in this contest for the Mocs was A.J. Caldwell. He had 5 rebounds and also accounted for 2 assists. He finished 66.7% from the floor for this contest by shooting 4-of-6 (12 points). When this game wrapped up, Caldwell played for 34 min.
Tennessee State has a win-loss mark of 1-3 this year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Tigers are hitting on 42.1% from the field, which ranks them 266th in college basketball. Tennessee State has tallied 283 points so far this year (70.8 per contest) and they pull in 38.0 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 13.0 times per game (214th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 17.0 times per game. The Tigers commit 23.8 personal fouls every game while shooting 64.4% from the charity stripe. The Tigers on the defensive side of the court are 268th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 76.0. The Tennessee State defense concedes 36.3% from downtown (33 of 91) and their opposition makes 66.3% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 14.0 dimes and 40.5 boards per game, which is ranked 239th and 303rd in college hoops. They are able to force 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.9% from the floor (185th in college hoops).
For their last game, the Tennessee State Tigers walked away with a victory by a final of 90-68 when they played the Crowley's Ridge Pioneers. The Tigers earned 28 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 in the matchup. They turned away 3 shots while earning 11 steals for the contest. The Pioneers earned 19 personal fouls in this game which took the Tigers to the free throw line for 21 tries. They were able to knock down 16 of those for a rate of 76.2%. In terms of shots from beyond the arc, Tennessee State converted 8 of 29 tries (27.6%). When this game wrapped up, the Tigers finished shooting 33 out of 66 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. The Tigers allowed the Pioneers to convert 27 of 66 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 40.9% for the matchup. They finished the game shooting 33.3% from 3-point land by going 8 of 24 and ended up going 6 of 14 at the charity stripe (42.9%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Tennessee State allowed Crowley's Ridge to pull down 34 overall (13 on the offensive glass).
Mark Freeman ended up being a factor for the Tigers for the game. He knocked down 5 out of 10 for this game for a rate of 50.0%, which got him 16 points. Freeman collected 2 boards in his 29 mins and added 5 dimes in this contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Tennessee State was Monty Johal. He accumulated 12 points in 18 minutes on the court via 5 of 9 shooting in this game. Johal ended up shooting 55.6% from the field while also earning 2 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chattanooga (-7)
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