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South Alabama vs Coastal Carolina Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds

Jaguars vs Chanticleers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: South Alabama Jaguars at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
  • Where: Conway at The HTC Center
  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Betting Odds: South Alabama -2, SALA -134 | COAST +110 O/U 141.5

Jaguars Preview:

Through 19 games, the South Alabama Jaguars have an overall record of 8-11. On the road, the Jaguars will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 3-7. So far, the Jaguars have been favored 7 times, going 5-2 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have South Alabama as -2 point favorites.

South Alabama’s leading scorer this season is Isaih Moore, who is averaging 17.83 points per contest. So far, Moore has accounted for 24.58% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.11 rebounds per game and 4.67 assists. Kevin Samuel is the second leading scorer for the Jaguars, averaging 11.33 points per game. Between him and Samuel, they are accounting for 40.2% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for South Alabama this season, as they are currently ranked 186th in college basketball at 71.4 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 Jaguars’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.6%, placing them 279th in the NCAA.

Chanticleers Preview:

Through 18 games, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have an overall record of 9-9. Currently, the Chanticleers have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 6-3. So far, the Chanticleers have been the underdog 11 times, going 5-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2 underdogs on the spread.

Essam Mostafa comes into today’s game as the Chanticleers’ leading scorer at 13.17 points per contest. Not only has Mostafa been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Coastal Carolina’s top rebounder at 10.22 boards per contest. Behind Mostafa, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jomaru Brown, who is second on the team in scoring at 15.33 points per game. Overall, he has hit 45.9% of his shots and is adding 2.47 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%.

Free Spread Prediction: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +2

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 South Alabama Jaguars are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -2. However, we anticipate Coastal Carolina 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 Jaguars as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Chanticleers to cover.

 


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