Western Carolina vs Chattanooga Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/2/24

Chattanooga (20-10) vs Western Carolina (21-9)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2:00 pm (McKenzie Arena)

Betting Odds: Chattanooga -3.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Western Carolina Catamounts will play the Chattanooga Mocs in a Southern Conference game on Saturday afternoon at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Western Carolina has won three of their last four games, while Chattanooga has alternated wins and losses over their last five games. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Western Carolina vs Chattanooga prediction.

Western Carolina Preview

The Western Carolina Catamounts are 21-9 (10-7) this season after they defeated Furman by a score of 85-77 in their last game. Western Carolina trailed 32-30 at halftime, but they scored 55 points in the second half for the win. The Catamounts shot 54.5% from the field and were +2 in rebounding margin in the game. Western Carolina defeated VMI by a score of 84-51 in the game prior to Furman, but lost to UNC Greensboro before that. The Catamounts are scoring 76.7 points per game with 39.4 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game, while allowing 68.5 points against per game this year. Vonterius Woolbright is averaging 21.6 points per game, 12 rebounds per game, and 5.3 assists per game. Western Carolina is shooting 45.7% from the field, 71.3% on free throws, and 36% on three pointers this season.

Chattanooga Preview

The Chattanooga Mocs are 20-10 (12-5) this year after they defeated Mercer by a score of 84-75 in their last game. Chattanooga led 41-33 at halftime and was able to score 43 second half points for the win. The Mocs shot 50% from the field and made 23 free throws in the game. Chattanooga lost to The Citadel by a score of 71-62 in the game prior to Mercer, but did beat Wofford before that. The Mocs are scoring 78.6 points per game with 36.6 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, while giving up 71.3 points against per game this season. Honor Huff is averaging 17.7 points per game, 2.7 rebounds per game, and 2.6 assists per game. Chattanooga is shooting 47.1% from the field, 74.6% on free throws, and 35.9% on three pointers this year. 

Western Carolina vs Chattanooga Betting Prediction

Chattanooga comes into this matchup tied for second in the Southern Conference standings, but they have been very inconsistent recently. The Mocs have had some issues on the road this season, but they have been solid at home. Western Carolina has won three of their last four games and they have scored 85 and 84 points in their last two games. Chattanooga defeated WCU by a score of 91-85 in the first meeting between these teams and I like them again here. The Mocs are the better shooting team and they have been pretty dominant at home. Take Chattanooga here. 

David’s Pick Chattanooga -3.5

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