Check out our free Coastal Carolina vs Louisiana-Monroe pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Monroe. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Coastal Carolina vs Louisiana-Monroe Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 2nd Betting Odds
Chanticleers vs Warhawks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
- Where: Monroe at Fant-Ewing Coliseum
- Date: Thursday, February 2nd
- Betting Odds: Coastal Carolina +2.5, COAST +120 | LAMON -147 O/U 139.5
Coastal Carolina will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Louisiana-Monroe in order to snap their current 3 game losing streak. On the road, the Chanticleers will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 3-7. So far, the Chanticleers have been the underdog 14 times, going 6-8 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.
Essam Mostafa comes into today’s game as the Chanticleers’ leading scorer at 13.0 points per contest. Not only has Mostafa been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Coastal Carolina’s top rebounder at 10.14 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 12.82 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.4% of his shots and is adding 3.59 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%.
The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks head into today’s game in what will be their 24th game of the season, posting a record of 10-13. Currently, the Warhawks have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 6-5. The Warhawks’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2.5 points in their favor. For the season, Louisiana-Monroe has been favored to win in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 1-1.
Louisiana-Monroe’s leading scorer this season is Tyreke Locure, who is averaging 13.48 points per contest. So far, Locure has accounted for 19.58% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.22 rebounds per game and 3.3 assists. Jamari Blackmon is the second leading scorer for the Warhawks, averaging 12.82 points per game. Between him and Blackmon, they are accounting for 37.4% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Louisiana-Monroe this season, as they are currently ranked 164th in college basketball at 72.5 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 Warhawks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.8%, placing them 269th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks -2.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks to pick up the win and cover the spread as -2.5 point betting favorites. Although Louisiana-Monroe as a team is just 126th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Chanticleers’ defense. At -2.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Warhawks to come out on top and cover.