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Chicago State vs Coastal Carolina Pick & Preview: Monday, January 23rd Betting Odds

Cougars vs Chanticleers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Chicago State Cougars at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
  • Where: Conway at The HTC Center
  • Date: Monday, January 23rd
  • Betting Odds: Chicago State +7.5, CHIST +272 | COAST -354 O/U 144.5

Cougars Preview:

Through 20 games, the Chicago State Cougars have an overall record of 4-16. On the road, the Cougars will be playing their 16th game of the season, having gone 0-16. So far, the Cougars have been the underdog 18 times, going 2-16 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7.5 underdogs on the spread.

Chicago State’s leading scorer this season is Wesley Cardet Jr., who is averaging 15.75 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 22.56% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.05 rebounds per game and 2.85 assists. Jahsean Corbett is the second leading scorer for the Cougars, averaging 13.1 points per game. Between him and Corbett, they are accounting for 41.3% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Chicago State this season, as they are currently ranked 434th in college basketball at 62.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Cougars’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.0%, placing them 416th in the NCAA.

Chanticleers Preview:

Through 19 games, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have an overall record of 10-9. So far this season, Coastal Carolina has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-3. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Chanticleers as the -7.5 point favorites. The Chanticleers have been favored 4 times, going 1-3 straight up.

Essam Mostafa comes into today’s game as the Chanticleers’ leading scorer at 13.47 points per contest. Not only has Mostafa been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Coastal Carolina’s top rebounder at 10.37 boards per contest. Behind Mostafa, the team has benefited from the strong play of Josh Uduje, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.47 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.7% of his shots and is adding 3.26 boards per game.

Coming into today’s game, Coastal Carolina will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Chanticleers are ranked 153rd at 72.8 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 535th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Coastal Carolina is close to the NCAA average at 36.1%.

Free Spread Prediction: Chicago State Cougars +7.5

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Coastal Carolina as the favorites with a line coming in at -7.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Chicago State Cougars to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Coastal Carolina at 7.41 made 3’s per game compared to Chicago State at 7.59. Look for Chicago State to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Chanticleers.


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