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Georgia Southern vs Coastal Carolina Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 31st Betting Odds

Eagles vs Chanticleers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Georgia Southern Eagles at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
  • Where: Conway at The HTC Center
  • Date: Saturday, December 31st
  • Betting Odds: Georgia Southern +4, GAS +154 | COAST -188 O/U 134.0

Eagles Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Coastal Carolina, the Georgia Southern Eagles will be taking the floor for the 15th time this season and have an overall record of 8-6. So far, the Eagles have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 2-4. For the season, Georgia Southern has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 2-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Eagles being +4 point underdogs.

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Georgia Southern’s leading scorer this season is Andrei Savrasov who is averaging 12.33 points per contest. So far, Savrasov has accounted for 15.61% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.5 rebounds per game and 0.75 assists. Jalen Finch is the second leading scorer for the Eagles, averaging 10.21 points per game. Between him and Finch, they are accounting for 30.7% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Georgia Southern this season, as they are currently ranked 347th in college basketball at 66.4 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 Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.3%, placing them 454th in the NCAA.

Chanticleers Preview:

Through 12 games, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have an overall record of 7-5. So far this season, Coastal Carolina has played 7 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-2. The Chanticleers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4 points in their favor. For the season, Coastal Carolina has been favored to win in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 1-2.

Coastal Carolina’s leading scorer this season is Jomaru Brown who is averaging 16.33 points per contest. So far, Brown has accounted for 20.81% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.33 rebounds per game and 2.75 assists. Essam Mostafa is the second leading scorer for the Chanticleers, averaging 13.75 points per game. Between him and Mostafa, they are accounting for 38.3% 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%.

Free Spread Prediction: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers -4

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers to pick up the win and cover the spread as -4 point betting favorites. Although Coastal Carolina as a team is just 143rd in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Eagles’ defense. In addition, the Chanticleers have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -4 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Chanticleers to come out on top and cover.

 


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