The Emerald Coast Classic matchup between the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (2-3) and the Chattanooga Mocs (4-3) will take place at The Arena at NW Florida St. Action starts at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 30, 2019.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. Chattanooga Mocs Betting Preview
In the Gamecocks’ last contest, they defeated the Chicago State Cougars, 71-62. Derek St. Hilaire was the top scorer from either team with 22 points on 7-for-10 shooting. Jacksonville State dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.265 (above their season average of 0.221) and a turnover percentage of 24.0 (worse than their season average of 16.4). Chicago State recorded marks of 0.208 and 27.5, respectively, for those same stats.
The Mocs come in on a high note after blowing out the Alabama State Hornets in their last matchup, 74-56. Chattanooga was lifted by Stefan Kenic, who was the top scorer from either team with 15 points on 6-for-7 shooting. Chattanooga played a nearly perfect game. They had a solid offensive rebounding percentage of 32.4 (above their season average of 26.3) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.525 (above their season average of 0.461). Alabama State was 17.1 and 0.423, respectively, for those same stats.
The inefficient offense of Chattanooga will square off against the elite defense of Jacksonville State. Dating back to last season, the Mocs rank 267th in offensive efficiency, while the Gamecocks are 54th in defensive efficiency. The Gamecocks should have the advantage on that end of the court.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. Chattanooga Mocs Free Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Chattanooga, ATS Winner – Chattanooga, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Gamecocks rank 95th in blocks per game (3.8) while the Mocs rank 258th (2.3).
Jacksonville State ranks 45th in steals per game (7.6) while Chattanooga ranks 285th (4.5).
The Gamecocks rank 26th in rebounds per game (39.1) while the Mocs rank 255th in rebounds allowed per game (36.6).
Chattanooga ranks 73rd in three pointers attempted per game (24.6) while Jacksonville State ranks 271st (19.6).