Southern Utah vs. Coastal Carolina - 11/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (1-3) at Southern Utah Thunderbirds (1-2)
College Basketball: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm (MGM Grand)
The Line: Southern Utah Thunderbirds +10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and Southern Utah Thunderbirds will face off at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in the MGM Grand Main Event this Monday night.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers dropped to 1-3 on the season after being defeated by the BYU Cougars, 81-65, this past Saturday. Coastal Carolina struggled offensively in the 1st half tin this one and couldn’t fight back after being down by a 40-25 margin at halftime. The Chanticleers shot just 34.2% from the field and 19.2% (5-26) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for Coastal Carolina was Demario Beck who had 11 points and 8 rebounds in 17 minutes from off the bench. On the season, Coastal Carolina is averaging 67.8 ppg on 37.6% shooting from the field. The Chanticleers are averaging 8.9 three-pointers per game on 33.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Coastal Carolina has been led by Elijah Wilson (14.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.0 apg), Jaylen Shaw (10.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 4.3 apg), Demario Beck (9.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg), and Joseph Williams-Powell (9.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg). Coastal Carolina is allowing their opponents to average 70.3 ppg on 39.8% shooting from the field. Coastal Carolina has struggled with turnovers as the Chanticleers are averaging just 4.5 steals per game and have a turnover margin of -1.8.
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The Southern Utah Thunderbirds picked up their 1st win of the season and improved to 2-1 on the year after defeating the D-II Bethesda Flames, 108-92, this past Friday. Southern Utah was outstanding on the offensive end and led throughout the 2nd half after taking a 45-33 halftime lead. Southern Utah shot 40.0% from the field and outrebounded the Flames by a 60-38 margin. Leading the way for the Thunderbirds was Randy Onwuasor who had 26 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 steals. Offensively, Southern Utah is averaging 83.0 ppg on 35.2% shooting from the field. The Thunderbirds are averaging 7.0 three-pointers per game on 26.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Southern Utah has been led by Randy Onwuasor (27.0 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 3.3 apg), Jacob Calloway (11.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg), Ivan Madunic (10.3 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 1.7 bpg), and Race Parsons (8.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg). Defensively, Southern Utah is allowing their opponents to average 86.3 ppg on 39.7% shooting from the field. Southern Utah is currently averaging 3.0 bpg and 5.3 spg.
The Chanticleers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The Thunderbirds are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall however, just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
Coastal Carolina has opened their season with a tough schedule with road games against Alabama and BYU and has struggled offensively as the Chanticleers rank just 318th in College Basketball with their 37.6% FG Percentage. Southern Utah and new head coach, Todd Simon, has shown early this season that they want to play at a fast pace and although the Thunderbirds have been able to score the ball, they have also struggled as stopping their opponents as they rank 325th in College Basketball in scoring defense. Coastal Carolina is bound to start shooting the ball better than they have however, Southern Utah knows how to put the ball in the basket, and I think the Thunderbirds will be able to do enough to cover with the points in this one. Take Southern Utah and the points.