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Coastal Carolina vs Appalachian State Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds

Chanticleers vs Mountaineers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Appalachian State Mountaineers
  • Where: Boone at Holmes Convocation Center
  • Date: Thursday, January 5th
  • Betting Odds: Coastal Carolina +4.5, COAST +163 | APPLST -202 O/U 137.0

Chanticleers Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Appalachian State, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will be taking the floor for the 14th time this season and have an overall record of 7-6. So far, the Chanticleers have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 2-3. For the season, Coastal Carolina has been the underdog in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 3-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Chanticleers being +4.5 point underdogs.

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Coastal Carolina’s leading scorer this season is Jomaru Brown who is averaging 15.38 points per contest. So far, Brown has accounted for 19.88% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.46 rebounds per game and 2.92 assists. Essam Mostafa is the second leading scorer for the Chanticleers, averaging 13.85 points per game. Between him and Mostafa, they are accounting for 37.8% of the team’s scoring.

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%.

Mountaineers Preview:

Appalachian State will take the floor against the Chanticleers with an overall record of 7-8. So far this season, Appalachian State has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-4. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Mountaineers as the -4.5 point favorites. The Mountaineers have been favored 4 times, going 2-2 straight up.

Appalachian State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyree Boykin who is averaging 11.47 points per game for the Mountaineers. Boykin is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Mountaineers’ offensive gameplan is the play of Donovan Gregory who has hit 42.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.5 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Appalachian State this season, as they are currently ranked 338th in college basketball at 66.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Mountaineers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.3%, placing them 293rd in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +4.5

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Appalachian State as the favorites with a line coming in at -4.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Appalachian State at 8.24 made 3’s per game compared to Coastal Carolina at 7.41. Look for Coastal Carolina to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Mountaineers.

 


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