Citadel Bulldogs vs. Chattanooga Mocs Free Pick 01/22/20

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The Citadel Bulldogs (6-11, 0-6 SoCon), who are currently on a six-game losing streak, will attempt to get back in the win column when they visit McKenzie Arena to go head-to-head against the Chattanooga Mocs (12-7, 3-3 SoCon). Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

Citadel Bulldogs vs. Chattanooga Mocs Odds Preview

The Bulldogs lost to the VMI Keydets in their last game, 88-79. Citadel’s Kaelon Harris had a solid game, finishing with 12 points and 10 rebounds. VMI had an offensive rebounding percentage of 38.6 (above their season average of 29.2). Citadel, meanwhile, did an excellent job of converting from the free throw line (20-23; 87.0 percent).

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The last time the Mocs took the floor, they were topped by the UNCG Spartans, 72-52. Ramon Vila was Chattanooga’s leading scorer with 15 points on 6-for-7 shooting. UNCG forced the Mocs into a TO percentage of 24.2 (above their season average of 15.3). Chattanooga, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.135 vs. 0.045).

The sweet-shooting offense of Chattanooga (96th in the nation with an effective field goal percentage 0.519) will clash against the mid-tier defense of Citadel (222nd in effective field goal percentage allowed 0.497). The Mocs should have the edge on that end of the court. It will also be a tale of two paces as the fast-breaking Bulldogs rank second in possessions per game, while the more half-court oriented Mocs rank 276th.

This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Mocs won both meetings last season. In the last matchup, Chattanooga won 68-65. Chattanooga had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.534 vs. 0.410). Citadel, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of converting from the free throw line (15-17; 88.2 percent).

Citadel Bulldogs at Chattanooga Mocs Odds Prediction

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Chattanooga, ATS Winner – Chattanooga, O/U – Over

Notes

Betting Notes:

The Mocs rank 50th in steals allowed per game (5.6) while the Bulldogs rank 188th (7.9).

Citadel ranks 45th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Chattanooga ranks 111th (3.6).

Chattanooga ranks 57th in three pointers allowed per game (19.4) while Citadel ranks 268th (28.1).

The Mocs rank 46th in assists allowed per game (10.7) while the Bulldogs rank 205th (14.6).

Chattanooga ranks 99th in rebounds allowed per game (33.9) while Citadel ranks 250th (38.6).

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The Mocs’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.6, up from 4.8 for the season.

During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 73.8 points per game (8.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 79.0 points per game (0.1 below their season average).

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