Samford vs. Chattanooga - 1/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Samford vs. Chattanooga - 1/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Chattanooga Mocs (13-8) at Samford Bulldogs (8-14)

College Basketball: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Pete Hanna Center)

The Line: Samford Bulldogs +2.5 -- Over/Under: 147 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chattanooga Mocs and Samford Bulldogs meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Pete Hanna Center.

The Chattanooga Mocs look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Chattanooga Mocs are averaging 72.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Matt Ryan is averaging 14.7 points and 1.9 assists while David Jean-Baptiste is averaging 13.4 points and 3.5 rebounds. Ramon Vila is the third double-digit scorer and Stefan Kenic is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Chattanooga Mocs are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The Chattanooga Mocs are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Chattanooga Mocs have lost four of their last six road games.

The Samford Bulldogs need a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Samford Bulldogs are averaging 74.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 79.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Josh Sharkey is averaging 18 points and 7.7 assists while Brandon Austin is averaging 14 points and 4.3 rebounds. Robert Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Dupree is grabbing seven rebounds. The Samford Bulldogs are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Samford Bulldogs are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. The Samford Bulldogs have lost three straight home games.

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The Mocs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 9-23-3 ATS in their last 35 games as a favorite and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 3-12-3 ATS in their last 18 games as an underdog and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Mocs last 5 road games. The over is 43-19 in Bulldogs last 62 overall. The underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Samford Bulldogs have lost six straight games and are losing those games by an average of 21.6 points while allowing 51.7 percent shooting from the field. The Samford Bulldogs are also 5-13-1 ATS on the season. The Chattanooga Mocs are 11-6-2 ATS on the season and 6-4 ATS on the road. Based on the trends, I have to lean toward the Mocs and the small chalk. 

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