Chattanooga Mocs vs VCU Rams Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chattanooga Mocs vs VCU Rams
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
Stuart C. Siegel Center is the site where the VCU Rams (2-1) will meet the Chattanooga Mocs (3-0) on Saturday.
The Chattanooga Mocs stepped onto the hardwood against Tennessee Tech and notched a win by a score of 69-62 in their last game. Chattanooga ended the contest with a 42.4% FG percentage (25 of 59) and knocked down 9 out of their 23 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Mocs knocked down 10 of their 14 tries for a percentage of 71.4%. With regard to getting rebounds, they compiled 27 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 16 dimes for this game while forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When it comes to defense, Chattanooga allowed the other team to go 41.0% from the field on 25 out of 61 shooting. Tennessee Tech doled out 15 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. Additionally, Tennessee Tech had 34 rebounds (14 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Tennessee Tech finished shooting 54.5% from the charity stripe by making 6 of 11 tries. They also knocked down 6 out of their 18 attempts from beyond the perimeter. In reference to personal fouls, the Mocs ended up finishing with 13 and Tennessee Tech finished the game with 15 personal fouls.
Malachi Smith is one player who played a role for this contest. He was able to score 18 points on 6 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 mins and also grabbed 8 rebounds. He shot 40.0% from the floor and also recorded 6 dimes.
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Chattanooga will take the court with a record of 3-0 on the season. They average 73.0 pts per contest (191st in D-1) while going 44.5% from the field. The Mocs are connecting on 34.4% on three-point attempts (21 of 61) and 75.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Chattanooga is grabbing 39.3 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 43 assists so far this season, which ranks 146th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 8.3 times per game and as a group are committing 17.0 fouls every game.
On defense, the Mocs are forcing 11.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 14.7 personal fouls. They currently rank 65th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 25 surrendered on the season. The Mocs defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 36.6% (63 of 172) and they relinquish 33.0 boards per game as a squad. They are giving up 25.8% on 3-point attempts and they rank 41st in Division 1 in points per game allowed (57.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the VCU Rams walked away with a victory by a final of 48-37 when they faced Vanderbilt. When talking about rebounds, VCU allowed Vanderbilt to collect 35 in total (13 on the offensive glass). They finished 8.0% from beyond the arc by shooting 2 out of 25 and ended up shooting 11 out of 17 from the free throw line (64.7%). The Rams allowed Vanderbilt to convert 12 of their 53 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 22.6% for the game. When the final whistle was blown, the Rams went 17 for 52 from the floor which had them at 32.7%. In terms of 3-point shots, VCU knocked down 6 of their 19 attempts (31.6%). They were able to knock down 8 of them for a rate of 66.7%. Vanderbilt earned 15 personal fouls in this game which got the Rams to the charity stripe for a total of 12 tries. They also gave up possession 20 times, while earning 8 steals for the contest. The Rams corralled 27 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 41 for the matchup.
Nicholas Kern ended up having an impact for the Rams for this game. He racked up 8 points in his 13 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to tally an assist. He knocked down 3 of 4 in this matchup giving him a rate of 75.0%, and had 4 rebounds.
VCU has a win-loss mark of 2-1 on the year. The Rams commit 18.3 fouls every game and they go 63.0% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 11.0 times per game (281st in the country) and they turn the ball over 18.7 times per contest. VCU has totaled 149 points on the campaign (49.7 per game) and they collect 32.7 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Rams are connecting on 38.0% from the field, which is ranked 322nd in college basketball.
The VCU defense concedes 19.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (12 of 63) and opponents are making 76.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 9.0 assists and 39.3 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 48th and 288th in Division 1. The Rams defensively are ranked 6th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 49.7. They have forced 18.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 30.4% from the field (3rd in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take VCU
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