Chattanooga vs. UNC Greensboro - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chattanooga Mocs (19-12) at UNC Greensboro Spartans (23-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Harrah's Cherokee Center)
The Line: UNC Greensboro Spartans -6.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5
The Chattanooga Mocs (19-12, 10-8 CONF) and the UNC Greensboro Spartans (23-8, 13-5 CONF) will meet on Saturday, March 7th for a Quarterfinal game in the Southern Conference Tournament. The game will be played at a neutral site location at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, NC. The game is scheduled for an 8:30 PM eastern start time.
Chattanooga just defeated these UNC Greensboro Spartans in their last game before the end of the regular season. It was a 74-72 home win for Chattanooga, who has to be feeling confident after beating the same team a week ago. UNC Greensboro should not be too worried at the previous result, as it was a road game for them. Now at a neutral site, anything can happen.
Chattanooga scores 73.0 points per game on 45.1 percent field goal shooting this season. Chattanooga’s leading scorer is G Matt Ryan, who scores 15.8 points per game. The leading rebounder for Chattanooga is F Ramon Vila, who earns 5.5 rebounds per game. Chattanooga allows 68.4 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +4.6 scoring differential so far this season. Chattanooga also earns 35.3 rebounds, 14.1 assists, 1.5 blocks, and 4.9 steals per game as a team.
UNC Greensboro scores 74.3 points per game on 43.3 percent field goal shooting this season. UNC Greensboro’s leading scorer is G Isaiah Miller, who scores 17.8 points per game. The leading rebounder for UNC Greensboro is F James Dickey, who earns 9.2 rebounds per game. UNC Greensboro allows 62.6 points per game to the opposition, thus they have +11.7 scoring differential so far this season. UNC Greensboro also earns 37.1 rebounds, 12.7 assists, 4.2 blocks, and 9.3 steals per game as a team.
Chattanooga is 18-10-1 against the spread this season and 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games. Chattanooga is also 1-0-1 against the spread in neutral-site games so far this season. UNC Greensboro is 14-14-1 against the spread this season and 4-5-1 against the spread in their last ten games. UNC Greensboro will be playing in its first neutral-site game this season.
At a neutral-site location, there is no way I can pass up taking Chattanooga and the 6.5 points. Chattanooga just beat UNC Greensboro, albeit that game was home. UNC Greensboro can certainly win this game, but Chattanooga can as well, therefore I will take the underdog and the 6.5 points, as it just seems like a great deal.