The Chattanooga Mocs (2-1) will be at home in McKenzie Arena when they challenge the South Alabama Jaguars (2-1). Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, November 15, 2019.
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The Jaguars lost a tough one against the No. 22 Auburn Tigers in their last contest, 70-69. Andre Fox had a solid game for South Alabama, leading both teams in scoring with 23 points on 9-for-17 shooting. Auburn had a better free throw rate (0.222 vs. 0.186). South Alabama, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (11.9 vs. 14.7).
In the Mocs’ previous matchup, they defeated the Troy Trojans, 74-68. With 21 points on 7-for-16 shooting, Matt Ryan was the top scorer from either team. Chattanooga dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.263 and a turnover percentage of 15.1. Troy had marks of 0.095 and 18.3, respectively, for those same stats.
Looking at effective field goal percentage, South Alabama figures to have a considerable advantage. Since the 2018-19 season, the Jaguars offense ranks 68th in that metric at 0.534, while the Chattanooga defense ranks 258th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.518).
The Jaguars won the only contest against the Mocs last season, 73-54. The Jaguars played a nearly flawless game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.464 and an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 34.9. The Mocs recorded marks of 0.307 and 26.2, respectively, for those same stats.
South Alabama Jaguars at Chattanooga Mocs Odds Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Chattanooga, ATS Winner – Chattanooga, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Mocs rank 182nd in assists per game (13.1) while the Jaguars rank 193rd in assists allowed per game (13.5).
South Alabama ranks 45th in blocks per game (4.3) while Chattanooga ranks 236th (2.3).
The Jaguars rank 148th in steals per game (6.3) while the Mocs rank 274th (4.7).
Chattanooga ranks 210th in rebounds per game (34.6) while South Alabama ranks 286th (32.5).