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Coastal Carolina vs Georgia State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Chanticleers vs Panthers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Georgia State Panthers
- Where: Atlanta at GSU Convocation Center
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Coastal Carolina +3.5, COAST +139 | GAST -170 O/U 134.5
Coastal Carolina heads into this matchup having played 16 games and have an overall record sitting at 8-8. On the road, the Chanticleers will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 3-5. So far, the Chanticleers have been the underdog 9 times, going 4-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.
Coastal Carolina’s leading scorer this season is Jomaru Brown, who is averaging 15.33 points per contest. So far, Brown has accounted for 19.15% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.47 rebounds per game and 2.93 assists. Essam Mostafa is the second leading scorer for the Chanticleers, averaging 13.38 points per game. Between him and Mostafa, they are accounting for 37.0% 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%.
Georgia State will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Coastal Carolina in order to snap their current 3 game losing streak. Currently, the Panthers have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 8-5. The Panthers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Georgia State has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 4-3.
Georgia State’s leading scorer this season is Dwon Odom, who is averaging 14.53 points per contest. So far, Odom has accounted for 21.92% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.0 rebounds per game and 3.18 assists. Brenden Tucker is the second leading scorer for the Panthers, averaging 12.36 points per game. Between him and Tucker, they are accounting for 37.3% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Georgia State this season, as they are currently ranked 222nd in college basketball at 70.6 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 Panthers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.9%, placing them 328th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +3.5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Georgia State as the favorites with a line coming in at -3.5. 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 Georgia State at 7.68 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 Panthers.
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