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Western Carolina @ Chattanooga

Current Records: Western Carolina 9-16; Chattanooga 20-5

What to Know

The Chattanooga Mocs and the Western Carolina Catamounts are even-steven against one another since January of 2016 (7-7), but not for long. The Mocs and Western Carolina will face off in a Southern battle at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday at McKenzie Arena. Chattanooga will be strutting in after a victory while the Catamounts will be stumbling in from a loss.

The Mercer Bears typically have all the answers at home, but on Monday Chattanooga proved too difficult a challenge. Chattanooga had just enough and edged out Mercer 74-72.

Meanwhile, Western Carolina ended up a good deal behind the UNCG Spartans when they played on Monday, losing 68-49.

The Mocs are the favorite in this one, with an expected 17.5-point margin of victory. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past three games, so buyers beware.

Chattanooga's win brought them up to 20-5 while Western Carolina's defeat pulled them down to 9-16. A pair of offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Chattanooga enters the matchup with a 47.60% field goal percentage, good for 31st best in college basketball. On the other end of the spectrum, the Catamounts have only been able to knock down 40% percent of their shots, which is the ninth lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. We'll see if Chattanooga's 7.60% advantage translates to a win.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: McKenzie Arena -- Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Mocs are a big 17.5-point favorite against the Catamounts, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 17.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Chattanooga and Western Carolina both have seven wins in their last 14 games.

  • Jan 12, 2022 - Western Carolina 70 vs. Chattanooga 59
  • Feb 17, 2021 - Chattanooga 89 vs. Western Carolina 81
  • Feb 03, 2021 - Chattanooga 74 vs. Western Carolina 67
  • Feb 01, 2020 - Western Carolina 64 vs. Chattanooga 61
  • Dec 03, 2019 - Western Carolina 87 vs. Chattanooga 77
  • Jan 31, 2019 - Western Carolina 105 vs. Chattanooga 96
  • Jan 03, 2019 - Chattanooga 73 vs. Western Carolina 62
  • Feb 01, 2018 - Western Carolina 70 vs. Chattanooga 68
  • Jan 04, 2018 - Western Carolina 75 vs. Chattanooga 63
  • Feb 04, 2017 - Chattanooga 77 vs. Western Carolina 65
  • Dec 31, 2016 - Chattanooga 64 vs. Western Carolina 48
  • Mar 06, 2016 - Chattanooga 73 vs. Western Carolina 69
  • Feb 11, 2016 - Western Carolina 67 vs. Chattanooga 61
  • Jan 14, 2016 - Chattanooga 77 vs. Western Carolina 58