Tennessee Chattanooga Mocs (5-5) vs Georgia State Panthers (6-3)Date : 12/12/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Tennessee Chattanooga Mocs vs Georgia State Panthers
The Mocs of Tennessee-Chattanooga will travel to the GSU Sports Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, to battle the Georgia State Panthers on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Tennessee Chattanooga has won three straight games as they picked up their last win at the expense of the Virginia Military Keydets by an 83 – 65 score at home as the offense came out smoking in scoring 45 points in the first half while going 45% from the floor for the game. The Mocs Were led by David Jean-Baptiste as well as Jerry Johnson Jr. with 18 and 17 points, respectively.
The Georgia State Panthers won their third game in four outings as they picked up a win over the Alabama Crimson Tide in their last contest by an 83-80 score as the Panthers rallied from 21 points down at the half in which to outscore the Crimson Tide 52- 28 en route to the much-needed and all important victory.
Tennessee Chattanooga Mocs's Latest Performance :
Tennessee Chattanooga got 26 points from Kevin Easley as he went 10-15 from the floor while also collecting seven rebounds in the win for a Mocs team that certainly could use the win in which to come out victorious in its third straight contest. The Mocs also hit 13 3 pointers for the game while shooting 45% from the floor while its defense allowed VMI to shoot 39% from the field while nailing only six of 23 3-point attempts on the night. Bubba Parham led the Keydets with 13 points while Miles Lewis along with Gareth Gilkeson also chipped in 12 points each for the visitors in the loss.
Fortunately for Tennessee Chattanooga, their offense has reached the 80-point mark in two of their last three outings, overall, and will certainly like to keep this momentum going in this game versus a motivated Georgia State team that has allowed opponents to score just a tad under 80 points per game during their last three contests, in contrast.
Georgia State Panthers's Latest Performance :
D’Marcus Simonds led his team with 23 points along with five rebounds on a night where he would struggle from the field for Georgia State in going 8 – 23 for the contest while Malik Benlevi finished with 16 points on the night as he went 3-5 from three-point range as the Panthers shot 45% while picking up 23 assists in a huge win on the road over over the Crimson Tide. On the defensive end, Georgia State held Alabama to 46% shooting along with 10 3-point attempts on the night while also allowing the Crimson Tide to outrebound them by a margin of 40 – 29; However, Alabama only shot 58% from the free throw line while the Panthers sanked 17 of 21 free throws for the night as they were able to squeak out the victory.
This has slightly become the mantra for Georgia State in their last three outings as two of their last three games were decided by four points or less. With that being the case, look for the Georgia State offense to attempt to clean things up on the offensive end in this game versus a Tennessee Chattanooga team that has only allowed opponents to shoot an average of 42% from the floor on a nightly basis.
How Tennessee Chattanooga Mocs & Georgia State Panthers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Tennessee Chattanooga is 4 – 4 ATS while the OU is 4 – 4
Georgia state is 5 – 4 ATS while the OU is 5-4
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will be an interesting contest as Georgia State will be looking to take the confidence that resulted from beating an Alabama Crimson Tide team on the road in their last outing while applying it to this matchup against a Tennessee Chattanooga team that has also picked up some wins lately. In all, look for both teams to push the pace as Georgia state will look to catch a pretty solid defense for Tennessee Chattanooga on its heels early and often. On the other hand, also look for the Mocs to push the pace as well as the defense for Georgia State has had a tendency to have mental mishaps in this area all season.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Georgia State Panthers
My reason for the pick :
The last three wins for Tennessee-Chattanooga were against Hiwassee College, Tennessee Tech, along with VMI. With that being said, much respect can be given to the team for maintaining focus in which to pick up all important victories in each of these contests; However, they will be facing a Georgia State team that is certainly a step up in competition level. Combine this with the fact that they are playing the Panthers on the road, to where they are 0 – 2 in their last two road games, look for Tennessee Chattanooga to struggle in this game while the Panthers, who have lit things up on the offensive end in their last three outings, will hit some big shots down the stretch in which to pull out a much-needed victory.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
While Georgia state has managed to really step things up on the offensive end lately, the defense for Tennessee Chattanooga has played very well during their current three-game stretch as well. And while I also happen to feel that the stats for Tennessee Chattanooga can be a bit misleading due to the competition to which they were matched up against, I happen to believe the under will indeed be the play in this matchup as they will put in yet another decent performance on defense versus a on-again, off-again offense for the Panthers that have talent, yet, has not messed as of yet.
Betting trends for Tennessee Chattanooga Mocs:
- The Mocs are 3-1 ATS in last 4 games
- The Under is 4 – 2 in Mocs last 6 games
Betting trends for Georgia State Panthers:
- The Panthers are 4-2 ATS in last 6 games
- The over is 4-1 in Panthers last 5 games