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Coastal Carolina vs Old Dominion Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 12th Betting Odds

Chanticleers vs Monarchs Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Old Dominion Monarchs
  • Where: Norfolk at Chartway Arena
  • Date: Thursday, January 12th
  • Betting Odds: Coastal Carolina +7, COAST +249 | OLD -316 O/U 138.5

Chanticleers Preview:

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers head into today’s game in what will be their 16th game of the season, posting a record of 7-8. So far, the Chanticleers have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 2-5. For the season, Coastal Carolina has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 3-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Chanticleers being +7 point underdogs.

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Coastal Carolina’s leading scorer this season is Jomaru Brown, who is averaging 15.33 points per contest. So far, Brown has accounted for 20.28% 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 13.4 points per game. Between him and Mostafa, they are accounting for 38.0% 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%.

Monarchs Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Coastal Carolina, the Old Dominion Monarchs will be taking the floor for the 17th time this season and have an overall record of 10-6. So far this season, Old Dominion has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-1. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Monarchs as the -7 point favorites. The Monarchs have been favored 9 times, going 7-2 straight up.

Old Dominion will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyreek Scott-Grayson who is averaging 14.81 points per game for the Monarchs. Scott-Grayson 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 Monarchs’ offensive game plan is the play of Chaunce Jenkins who has hit 47.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.75 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Old Dominion this season, as they are currently ranked 346th in college basketball at 66.5 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 Monarchs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 29.4%, placing them 485th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +7

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Old Dominion as the favorites with a line coming in at -7. 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 Old Dominion at 4.41 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 Monarchs.

 


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