Photo: flickr Writer: Eric Daniel
We were high on this veteran Chattanooga squad coming into the year and the Mocs have looked solid thus far standing 8-2 overall with their defeats coming against quality opponents North Carolina and Arkansas State. In their last D1 contest Chattanooga was able to fend off a strong Marshall squad picking up the win by a final of 96-85. Chattanooga has also shown they can win on the road picking up some road wins this season against the likes of Tennessee and Coastal Carolina. The Mocs have a very high ceiling on the offensive end ranking 41st in the nation in scoring average as well as 112th in total defense. Chattanooga has 3 players averaging over 13 points per contest with Tre McLean leading the team averaging 15 points per game.
Vanderbilt has gotten off to an awful start under their new coaching staff and it’ll be interesting to see what direction this program goes under head coach Drew in the future. Vandy stands just 5-5 overall, surprisingly struggling on the offensive end ranking 242nd in the nation in scoring average compared to 106th in total defense. Vanderbilt was embarrassed in their last outing losing to Middle Tennessee State on the road by a final of 48-71. The Commodores have been very hot and cold so far this season on both sides of the ball, but mainly on the offensive end. This offense is led by Matthew Fisher-Davis who’s averaging 14.7 points per game.
Vanderbilt looked really bad in their last showing against an in-state mid major foe and some would even place Chattanooga higher than MTSU. Chattanooga showed us they can get the job done on the road with their road win over Tennessee and we like the Mocs to push for the win again today as they go on to cover the spread.
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