Looking to win big? The Mocs and Bulldogs face off at 7:30 ET on ESPN+. The Bulldogs are hosting the game at Pete Hanna Center in Homewood, AL. This Southern conference matchup has an over/under of 160.5 points, and the Bulldogs are favored to win at home vs. the Mocs.
CHATTANOOGA MOCS VS SAMFORD BULLDOGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Chattanooga Mocs +8.5
This game will be played at Pete Hanna Center at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.
WHY BET THE CHATTANOOGA MOCS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Bulldogs.
- Even though we have Samford winning straight-up, we like Chattanooga at +8.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 160.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.
Can Chattanooga Pull Off a Road Win?
The Chattanooga Mocs, who have an overall record of 8-5, will take on Samford today. In their last ten road games, including those from last year, the Mocs have a 4-6 record. Chattanooga has a sub-.500 ATS record of 4-7. So far this season, they are 1-3 vs. the spread in their last ten games.
So far, Chattanooga’s games have averaged 150.5 points per game with the average over/under line being 148 points. The Mocs’ have recorded an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 156 points per game.
In their recent matchup, the Chattanooga offense ended with 66 points against Auburn. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 36.1% and made 11 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Honor Huff, who holds an average of 16.7 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jan Zidek is averaging 12.6 points per game this season.
Coming into today’s game, the Chattanooga defense is giving up an average of 71.3 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.8 threes per game vs. Samford. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.1%.
Does Samford Have a Shot at a Home Win?
Samford comes into today’s game against Chattanooga with a season record of 11-2. So far this season, all of the Bulldogs’ games have been on the road. As of now, Samford holds a 6-4 record against the spread heading into today’s matchup. In away games, the Bulldogs are 2-2 vs. the spread, while they are 4-2 at home.
Up to this point, games involving Samford have had an average of 160.6 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 153.3 points. Their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Bulldogs’ last five games have finished with a combined 180 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.
In their previous game, the Bulldogs’ offense finished with 87 points, which is right in line with their current average of 90.2 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Bulldogs have a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, ranking 59th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 40th in terms of percentage and 11th in three-pointers made.
So far, the Bulldogs’ defense is ranked 207th in the country at 75.0 points per contest. Samford will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Texas Southern to just 31% shooting in their most recent game.