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#793 Tenn - Chattanooga -3 vs.
#794 VMI 142.5
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:00pm EST
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Chatanooga Mocs vs VMI Keydets

Where: Cameron Hall

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 7:00 pm ET

We have a Southern Conference matchup to consider for Wednesday evening when the Chatanooga Mocs meet the VMI Keydets for an evening of Southern Conference college basketball. Chatanooga enters this matchup coming off a home loss to Mercer and VMI took one on the chin at home to UNC Greensboro in their previous contest.

Chattanooga Falls to Mercer

Chattanooga is 17-12 overall with an 8-6 record in conference play this season. The Mocs has won three of its last five games and Wednesday marks game one of a one-game road trip. Chattanooga is 6-8 this season on the road and sits in a two-way tie for fourth place and six games behind conference leader East Tennessee State.

The Mocs scores an average of 73 points while allowing 68.4 points per game. Chattanooga is shooting 45.1 percent from the field, 35.3 percent from downtown and 71.7 percent from the charity stripe this season.

Chattanooga has three players scoring in double figures and are led by senior guard Matt Ryan. The senior guard is scoring 15.7 points with 4.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. Ryan is shooting 35.9 percent from long range and scored 16 points with six rebounds in the Mocs home loss to Mercer.

VMI Loses to Greensboro

VMI is 3-13 in conference play with an overall record of 8-21 this season. The Keydets are 2-9 this season at home and have won two of its last five games. Wednesday marks game two of a two-game homestand and the Keydets are in a two-way tie for eighth place in the conference standings and 11 games away from the top spot in the conference.

The Keydets score an average of 71.9 points per game and allow 70.4 points per game this season. VMI makes 42.7 percent of its field goal attempts, 35.9 percent of its triple tries with a 70.9 percent free-throw shooting percentage.

VMI has two players scoring in double figures and is led by freshman guard Travis Evee. The freshman guard scores an average of 12.9 points with 2.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game this season. Evee drains 37.9 percent of his triple tries and scored 16 points with four caroms in the Keydets home loss to Greensboro.

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I will take Chattanooga in this matchup. The Mocs are a better team at this point in the season and has fared well on the road. VMI hasn’t fared well anywhere and I suspect the above-average Mocs offense will have its way with the underachieving Keydets defense. Chattanooga is the better shooting team and has far more experience and I will go with Chatanooga to defeat VMI in this contest.

Prediction: Chattanooga

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I will be taking the UNDER in this contest. These two teams don’t play much defense at all but they are also both below average in tempo and I don’t see enough possessions to go over the total. VMI relies heavily on the triple and while they do knockdown 35.9 percent of them, the Mocs defend against the three-point shot very well. I will take the UNDER in this matchup

Prediction: Under
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Written By Phil Naessens , "Philly Flash"

Phil Naessens is a professional high-performance tennis coach, writer, and radio host currently based in Cleveland Ohio. Phil is also known as “Fantasy Phil” and has a high level of experience as a former professional Daily Fantasy Sports player with 18 GPP wins. He is now solely focused on sports handicapping and sports betting and has joined OUR TEAM to help everyone win on a consistent basis.