Planning on watching today’s Catamounts and Mocs game? Catch the action at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, TN, as the Mocs hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. This Southern conference matchup has an over/under of 146.5 points, and Chattanooga is favored to win by -3.5 at home vs. Western Carolina.

WESTERN CAROLINA CATAMOUNTS VS CHATTANOOGA MOCS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Chattanooga Mocs -3.5

This game will be played at McKenzie Arena at 2:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE CHATTANOOGA MOCS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Mocs.
  • Not only will Chattanooga pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Catamounts Defense Show Up on the Road?

Western Carolina enters tonight’s game as a 3.5-point underdog. Through 30 games, the Catamounts are 21-9 overall and have won two straight. In Southern Conference play, Western Carolina is 10-7, and they are 11-2 in non-conference games. On the road, the Catamounts have gone 9-6 this season.

So far, Western Carolina has been the underdog in eight games and has gone 3-5 in those matchups. In their last game, they defeated Furman by a score of 85-77. Over their last 10 road games, the Catamounts are 6-4, and they are 1-4 in their last five road contests.

As the underdog, Western Carolina has gone 4-4 against the spread this season. On the road, the Catamounts are 9-6 vs. the spread this year and 7-3 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

Western Carolina’s over/under record for the season sits at 10-17, and the average over/under line in their games is 144.5. So far, 17 of their games have finished with a lower point total than today’s over/under line of 146.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-6.

Coming off their recent game, the Western Carolina offense tallied 85 points in a matchup against Furman. Their field goal percentage for the game was 54.5%, and they made 8 threes. Russell Jones led the scoring for the Catamounts, contributing 20 points. Additionally, Vonterius Woolbright chipped in with 15 points.

Currently, the Catamounts’ defense holds the 85th rank in the nation, allowing 68.5 points per game. The Western Carolina defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 77 points and allowed Furman to connect on 8 threes.

Taking a Look at the Mocs Chances at Home

Chattanooga has been a strong team at home this season, going 10-3 compared to 8-7 on the road. They have won their last three games at home and are 8-2 in their last 10.

On the season, Chattanooga has been favored in 19 games, going 14-5 in those matchups. They are coming off an 84-75 win over Mercer and have an overall record of 20-10.

As the favorite, Chattanooga’s ATS mark is 11-8 this season and they’ve gone 6-4 in their last 10 games as the favorite. Their home ATS record is 8-5 and they’ve gone 3-0 in their last 3 home games vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Chattanooga games is 15-13, and today’s line of 146.5 is just below the average OU line for their games of 148.5. So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points, and their OU record in those games is 1-2.

Chattanooga’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 84 points vs. Mercer. Overall, they hit 50% of their shots from the field and went 23/30 from the free-throw line. The team’s scoring leader is Honor Huff, who holds an average of 17.7 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jan Zidek is averaging 11.3 points per game this season.

Coming into today’s game, the Chattanooga defense is giving up an average of 71.3 points per contest. Chattanooga’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Mercer offense to knock down 50% of their shots on their way to putting up 75 points.