The Southern Conference Tourney meeting between the UNCG Spartans (23-8, 13-5 SoCon) and the Chattanooga Mocs (19-12, 10-8 SoCon) will be played at Harrah’s Cherokee Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
Chattanooga Mocs vs. UNCG Spartans ATS Preview
These two teams have met twice already this year, each winning once. In the most recent matchup, the Spartans lost 74-72. Miller put up 26 points and five rebounds. The Mocs dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.140 and a solid effective field goal percentage of 0.579. For those same stats, the Spartans were 0.097 and 0.532, respectively.
UNCG should be expected to protect the ball well in this contest. UNCG ranks 45th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.8 percent), while Chattanooga forces the 73rd-fewest turnovers (17.6 percent).
Chattanooga vs. UNCG Betting Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – UNCG, ATS Winner – UNCG, O/U – Over
The Spartans rank 45th in assists allowed per game (11.0) while the Mocs rank 77th (11.7).
UNCG ranks eighth in steals per game (9.3) while Chattanooga ranks 232nd (4.9).
The Spartans rank 45th in blocks per game (4.3) while the Mocs rank 231st (1.5).
UNCG averages 27.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 24th in the country. Chattanooga ranks 123rd in three pointers allowed per game (21.1).
The Spartans’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 0.6, down from 11.7 for the season.
During their last five games, the Mocs have scored an average of 73.8 points per game (0.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 69.4 points per game (1.0 above their season average).