Check out our free Coastal Carolina vs Arkansas State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Jonesboro. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Coastal Carolina vs Arkansas State Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds
Chanticleers vs Red Wolves Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Arkansas State Red Wolves
- Where: Jonesboro at First National Bank Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds: Coastal Carolina -1, COAST -119 | ARKST -104 O/U 137.0
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers head into today’s game in what will be their 24th game of the season, posting a record of 10-13. So far, the Chanticleers have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 3-8. This season, Coastal Carolina has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 1-4. For today’s contest, Coastal Carolina has a betting line set -1 points in their favor.
Coastal Carolina’s leading scorer this season is Josh Uduje, who is averaging 12.7 points per contest. So far, Uduje has accounted for 17.05% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.7 rebounds per game and 1.3 assists. Essam Mostafa is the second leading scorer for the Chanticleers, averaging 12.48 points per game. Between him and Mostafa, they are accounting for 33.8% 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%.
Red Wolves Preview:
The Arkansas State Red Wolves head into today’s game in what will be their 25th game of the season, posting a record of 9-15. Currently, the Red Wolves have been the home team 15 times, sitting with a record of 8-7. So far, the Red Wolves have been the underdog 13 times, going 1-12 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.
Omar El-Sheikh comes into today’s game as the Red Wolves’ leading scorer at 10.96 points per contest. Not only has El-Sheikh been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Arkansas State’s top rebounder at 9.5 boards per contest. Behind El-Sheikh, the team has benefited from the strong play of Caleb Fields, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.75 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.7% of his shots and is adding 3.46 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Arkansas State this season, as they are currently ranked 211th in college basketball at 70.9 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 Red Wolves’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.1%, placing them 411th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Arkansas State Red Wolves +1
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -1. However, we anticipate Arkansas State putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Chanticleers as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Red Wolves to cover.