Alabama State Hornets vs Chattanooga Mocs 11/29/2019 Preview, Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Alabama State Hornets vs Chattanooga Mocs 11/29/2019 – Alabama State will seek to end their misery in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament as it meets Chattanooga on Friday at 2:30 pm Eastern Time at The Arena at Northwest Florida State in Niceville. Sofascore will feature the Emerald Coast Classic third-round game on a live stream. National championship basketball odds favor Southern Conference representatives Mocs to arrest their two-game losing skid and earn their fourth win in seven matches while inflicting Southwestern Atlantic Conference cellar-dwellers Hornets their sixth consecutive loss.
Alabama State Hornets vs Chattanooga Mocs 11/29/2019
Alabama State Hornets
Hard-luck Alabama State (0-5, 0-0 in SWAC) is in search of a breakthrough victory after losing five straight matches, with three coming from The Associated Press’ Top 25 squads. Four of the Hornets’ five setbacks were by at least 16 points and in their last outing against No. 20 Virginia Commonwealth, Alabama State Hornets fell to an 18-point deficit in the first half en route to a 62-78 drubbing. The Hornets had no answers for Marcus Evans, who sizzled for 25 points on 8-for-11 shooting from the field. Tobi Ewuosho was the high-point man for Alabama State with 17 points and Kevion Stewart added 14 markers. The team shot 38.2% from the field, 36.4% from the three-point area and turned the ball over 16 times. Their defense was a mess as well as they allowed the Rams to connect on 47.2% of their shots (54.5% from outside the perimeter).
Players to Watch: T. Ewuosho (15.2 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 1 APG), K. Stewart (6.2 PPG, 1 RPG, 0.2 APG), J. Ross (6.2 PPG, 1.6 RPG, 0/2 APG)
Chattanooga (3-3, 0-0 in Southern) are on a two-game losing slide after starting their first four games at 3-1 win-loss. Those losses against Florida State (53-89) and No. 17 Tennessee (46-58) were in lopsided fashion. In their last game, the Mocs were limited to just 18 points in the first half and were behind 10 points. They never recovered in the second half and allowed the Volunteers to take the victory – their sixth in as many games – in a low-scoring affair. Nobody from the Mocs scored in double figures with David Jean-Baptiste and Matt Ryan sharing highest-point honors with nine markers each.
Jean-Baptiste and Ryan combined for 8-of-29 field goal shooting and as a whole, Chattanooga shot just a shade under 34% (19-of-56) and 6-of-19 from the three-point area. The Mocs were also dominated in the rebounding department as they could only manage to haul down 30 boards as compared to the 43 by the Volunteers in their last outing.
Players to Watch: D. Jean-Baptiste (15.2 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 1.3 APG); M. Ryan (14.3 PPG, 4 RPG, 1.8 APG); D. Johnson (8.8 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 2.2 APG).
Alabama State Hornets vs Chattanooga Mocs Betting Predictions
Alabama State Hornets
Alabama State is 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chattanooga’s last 9 games.
Alabama State Hornets vs Chattanooga Mocs Betting Picks
How to bet on basketball games in vegas favors the Mocs in this cage battle and will snap their two-game losing skid and hand the Hornets their sixth loss in as many outings. Alabama State would need to pull the stops on defense to clamp down on two of Chattanooga’s top scorers, Jean-Baptiste and Ryan.
Moneyline: Chattanooga is the safer bet for this game with a -285 moneyline while Alabama State is pegged at +245.
ATS: The match will have a six-point spread with Chattanooga holding a -6 spread while Alabama State is at +6,
TOTALS: The showdown is expected to go at 132 with the Mocs going under and the Hornets going over.
Score Prediction: Alabama State will prove to be no match for Chattanooga as the Mocs are expected to win the game, 69-63.