Coastal Carolina vs. Wisconsin - 3/20/15 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin (31-3) vs. Coastal Carolina (24-9)
College Basketball: Friday, March 20, 2015 at 9:20 pm (CenturyLink Center Omaha)
The Line: Wisconsin -19.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and Wisconsin Badgers play Friday in the NCAA Tournament.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers won the Big South and have won seven of their last eight. On the season, Coastal Carolina is averaging 71.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting and is allowing 61.7 points on 39 percent shooting. Warren Gillis is averaging 13.1 points and 3.2 assists while Josh Cameron is averaging 12.9 points and two rebounds. Elijah Wilson is grabbing 3.5 rebounds and Shivaughn Wiggins is dishing 3.2 assists. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 68.8 percent from the line and 35.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Coastal Carolina is allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 59 or less points in five of its last eight games.
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The Wisconsin Badgers won the Big Ten and have won six straight. On the season, Wisconsin is averaging 71.9 points on 48 percent shooting and is allowing 56.1 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Frank Kaminsky is averaging 18.2 points and 8.1 rebounds while Sam Dekker is averaging 13.2 points and 5.6 rebounds. Nigel Hayes is the third double-digit scorer and Bronson Koenig is dishing 2.2 assists. The Wisconsin Badgers have five players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 76.1 percent from the line and 35.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Wisky is allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in 10 of its last 11 games.
The Chanticleers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Badgers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games and 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 neutral site games.
Wisconsin is probably the best team in the country, a far better team than Coastal Carolina has faced this season. I'm not sure the Chanticleers have the horses to keep this game close.