Chattanooga Mocs vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Prediction, 11/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chattanooga Mocs vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Location: Hooper Eblen Center in Cookeville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Chattanooga (-5)
The Chattanooga Mocs (1-0) head to Hooper Eblen Center on Monday where they'll meet the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (0-1). Chattanooga opens this contest as 5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 140.5.
Chattanooga enters this game with a record of 1-0 this season. They currently have an average of 99 pts per contest (12th in college hoops) while shooting 48.1% from the floor. The Mocs are shooting 48.1% on three-point shots (13 of 27) and 63.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Chattanooga is pulling in 52 boards per contest and has accounted for 15 dimes on the year, which is 195th in the nation in terms of passing. They cough up possession 11 times per contest and as a unit are committing 12 personal fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Mocs are able to force 17 turnovers per contest and they draw 14 personal fouls. The Mocs defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 40.0% (24 of 60) and they relinquish 28.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 134th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 10 relinquished for the campaign. They are conceding 25.0% on 3-point shots while they are 172nd in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (63).
The Chattanooga Mocs faced off with the Lander Bearcats and took home the win by a score of 99-63 in their last game. Chattanooga walked away from the game having earned a 48.1% field goal percentage (37 of 77) and converted 13 of their 27 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Mocs converted 12 of their 19 shots for a percentage of 63.2%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they compiled 49 with 19 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 15 assists for the contest while having 9 steals and 2 rejections. With respect to defense, Chattanooga allowed their opponent to shoot 48.1% from the field on 37 of 77. Lander recorded 10 dimes and 6 steals for the matchup. Additionally, the Bearcats pulled down 27 boards (6 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Lander walked away from this one shooting 64.3% when shooting free throws by making 9 of 14 attempts. They also knocked down 6 of their 24 tries from distance.
A.J. Caldwell is one guy who saw a lot of minutes for this contest. He ended up scoring 9 points on 4 out of 8 shooting. He played for 37 minutes and also totaled 8 rebounds. Caldwell ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor and also distributed 5 dimes. An additional guy that saw a lot of action in the game for the Mocs was Malachi Smith. He pulled down 10 rebounds and had 5 assists. He ended up going 53.8% from the floor in the game by going 7-of-13 (18 points). Overall, Smith saw the court for 32 min.
Tennessee Tech has a win-loss record of 0-1 for the year. Tennessee Tech has accounted for 59 pts on the season and they snag 33 rebounds per game. The Golden Eagles commit 17 personal fouls per game and they connect on 72.7% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Golden Eagles are shooting 40.4% from the floor, which is 183rd in college hoops. They are earning an assist 9.0 times per contest (215th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 20 times per game. The Golden Eagles on defense are ranked 335th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 89. The Tennessee Tech defense gives up 26.3% on 3-point shots (5 of 19) and their opponents are connecting on 45.5% of their foul shots. They have given up 22 assists and 36 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 347th and 243rd in college hoops. They are forcing 8.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 56.9% from the field (353rd in the nation).
For their last game, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles took a loss by a score of 89-59 when they played the Indiana Hoosiers. The Golden Eagles snagged 24 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 31 for the game. They rejected 2 shots while getting 3 steals in this game. The Hoosiers had 11 personal fouls for the game which got the Golden Eagles to the free throw line for a total of 11 attempts. They were able to make 8 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 72.7%. When talking about shots from downtown, Tennessee Tech converted 5 of 25 tries (20.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Golden Eagles walked away from this one shooting 23 out of 57 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.4%. The Golden Eagles permitted the Hoosiers to make 37 out of 65 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 56.9% in this matchup. They shot 26.3% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 5 out of 19 and ended up shooting 10 out of 22 from the charity stripe (45.5%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Tennessee Tech allowed Indiana to grab 32 in all (9 offensive).
Keishawn Davidson ended up being important for the Golden Eagles in this contest. He made 7 of 14 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which gave him 17 points. Davidson collected 4 rebounds in his 36 minutes and totaled 3 dimes in the matchup. One more player who saw a lot of court time for Tennessee Tech was Kenny White. He totaled 13 points in 32 minutes played by way of 5 of 10 from the floor in this game. White ended up shooting 50.0% from the field while also totaling 3 dimes and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chattanooga (-5)
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