Betting on today’s Buccaneers and Mocs game? Catch the action at Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville, NC, as the Mocs hosts this showdown at 6:30 ET on ESPNU. The over/under for this game is set at 140.5 points, and Chattanooga is favored by -7.5 vs. East Tennessee State in a Southern conference matchup.


The Pick: East Tennessee State Buccaneers +7.5

This game will be played at Harrah’s Cherokee Center at 6:30 ET on Sunday, March 10th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Mocs.
  • Even though we have Chattanooga winning straight-up, we like East Tennessee State at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Buccaneers Pull Off a Win at Asheville?

East Tennessee State is 18-15 overall this season and has won four straight games. The Buccaneers are 10-10 in Southern Conference play and 8-5 in non-conference games. They are 6-11 on the road this season, and they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games away from home. East Tennessee State’s average scoring margin on the road this season is -4.3 points per game.

As the underdog, the Buccaneers have gone 6-13 this season. They have been the underdog in 19 of their 33 games this season. In their last game, East Tennessee State defeated UNCG by a score of 73-62. Their record as the underdog is 6-13 this season.

As the underdog, East Tennessee State has gone 12-7 vs. the spread this season and they are 17-14 overall. On the road, the Buccaneers have an ATS mark of 9-8 and they are 2-1 vs. the spread in their last three road games. In their last 10 games as the underdog, East Tennessee State has an ATS record of 7-3.

East Tennessee State’s over/under record this season is 17-14 and the average scoring total in their games is 140.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 140.5 is similar to the average OU line in their games (141.8). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 143 points.

In their recent game, the Buccaneers’ offense concluded with 73 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 71.2 points per contest. Leading East Tennessee State in scoring vs. UNCG was Ebby Asamoah with his 24 points. Quimari Peterson also added 17 points for the Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers’ defense is presently ranked 89th nationally, allowing an average of 68.9 points per contest. Against UNCG, the Buccaneers’ defense gave up 62 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, UNCG only made 7 free-throws.

Will the Mocs Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Chattanooga has been a solid team at home this season, going 11-4, and they have won four of their last five games at home. So far, the Mocs have been favored in 21 of their 32 games, going 15-6 in those matchups.

Overall, Chattanooga is 21-11 this season, including a 13-6 mark in Southern Conference play. In their last game, the Mocs defeated Wofford 75-57.

As the favorite this season, Chattanooga has gone 12-9 vs. the spread. At home, the Mocs are 9-6 ATS this year and have gone 7-3 in their last 10 home games vs. the spread.

Chattanooga’s over/under record for the season sits at 15-15, and today’s over/under line of 140.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (148.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points, and their over/under record across their last 10 games is 4-6.

In their latest game, Chattanooga offense put up 75 points against Wofford. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.3% and made 13 threes. Honor Huff is leading the team in scoring at 17.5 points per contest. Jan Zidek has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.4 going into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Chattanooga defense is giving up an average of 71.2 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Chattanooga’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.5% this season.