Samford Bulldogs vs Chattanooga Mocs Prediction, 1/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samford Bulldogs vs Chattanooga Mocs
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Samford (+7)
The Samford Bulldogs (5-4) are headed to McKenzie Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Chattanooga Mocs (9-2). Chattanooga opens this matchup as 7-point favorites. The over/under is set at 155.5.
Samford enters this contest with a record of 5-4 on the year. The Bulldogs are connecting on 37.6% on three-point shots (89 of 237) and 71.1% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 86.9 points per outing (13th in college hoops) on 48.3% from the floor. They lose possession via turnover 15.2 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 22.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Samford is pulling in 40.7 boards per game and has totaled 167 dimes on the season, which ranks 32nd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end of the court, the Bulldogs are forcing their opponents into 15.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.7 personal fouls. The Bulldogs defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 41.8% (222 of 531) and they concede 34.6 rebounds per game as a group. They are 254th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 127 conceded on the season. They give up 31.4% on 3-pointers while they are 302nd in the nation in PPG allowed (78.2).
The Samford Bulldogs faced off with the Wofford Terriers and went home with a loss by a final score of 94-84 in their last game. Samford ended the game with a 51.6% field goal percentage (32 out of 62) and made 8 of their 20 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Bulldogs made 12 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 63.2%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they compiled 20 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 17 assists in this game while earning 12 steals and 2 rejections. In regard to defending, Samford allowed their opponent to shoot 51.6% from the field on 32 out of 62 shooting. Wofford doled out 21 assists and had 7 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Terriers collected 25 rebounds (6 offensive, 19 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Wofford finished the contest at 80.0% at the charity stripe by making 16 of their 20 attempts. They also made 16 out of their 28 attempts from beyond the arc.
Jacob Tryon is one player who came through for the game. He racked up 19 points on 9 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 24 minutes and also pulled down 7 rebounds. Tryon ended up going 75.0% from the floor and dished out 2 dimes. Someone else that had an impact in this contest for the Bulldogs was Myron Gordon. He pulled down 3 boards and earned 2 assists. He ended up going 75.0% from the field in the game by going 6-of-8 (16 points). When the final whistle was blown, Gordon played 27 min.
Chattanooga has a mark of 9-2 on the campaign. The Mocs commit 14.5 fouls per contest and they shoot 77.2% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 13.0 times per game (203rd in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 12.0 times per contest. Chattanooga has scored 834 points for the year (75.8 per contest) and they grab 35.2 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Mocs are hitting on 45.3% from the floor, which ranks 147th in the country. The Mocs are ranked 129th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 67.8. The Chattanooga defense surrenders 29.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (56 of 187) and their opponents are converting on 62.2% of their free throw shots. They surrender 11.9 dimes and 33.7 boards every game, which has them ranked 123rd and 115th in D-1. They are forcing 14.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.6% from the floor (293rd in D-1).
In their last game, the Chattanooga Mocs went home defeated by a final of 84-79 against the VMI Keydets. The Mocs snagged 23 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 26 for the matchup. They turned away 2 attempts while getting 3 steals in the matchup. The Keydets committed 17 fouls in this contest which got the Mocs to the charity stripe for a total of 14 shots. They were able to bury 11 of the free throw tries for a rate of 78.6%. With regard to shots from downtown, Chattanooga converted 8 of their 27 attempts (29.6%). When the final whistle was blown, the Mocs went 30 for 65 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.2%. The Mocs allowed the Keydets to make 28 of their 55 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 50.9% in the matchup. They shot 58.8% from distance by shooting 10 of 17 and ended up shooting 18 of 23 at the free throw line (78.3%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Chattanooga permitted VMI to collect 35 overall (3 on the offensive glass).
David Jean-Baptiste pitched in for the Mocs for the matchup. He converted 10 out of 18 in the game for a field goal rate of 55.6%, which got him 29 points. Jean-Baptiste pulled down 3 boards in his 28 mins and accounted for 2 dimes for the contest. One more player who was a determining factor for Chattanooga was Stefan Kenic. He was able to score 19 points in 33 minutes played via 8 out of 13 shooting in this game. Kenic ended up shooting 61.5% from the floor while also contributing 5 assists and 8 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Samford (+7)
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