Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs. Grand Canyon Antelopes - 3/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Grand Canyon Antelopes (27-6) vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (20-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (HTC Center)
The Line: Coastal Carolina -3 -- See the Latest Odds
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will host the Grand Canyon Antelopes in the CIT Quarterfinal on Wednesday.
The Grand Canyon Antelopes are 27-6 (11-3) and are coming off of wins against South Carolina State by a score of 78-74 and Jackson State by a score of 64-54 in their first 2 games of the tournament. Joshua Braun led Grand Canyon with 18 points and 3 rebounds against Jackson State. Grand Canyon out rebounded Jackson State by a total of 34-27 and added 14 assists in their victory. Grand Canyon finished the regular season by winning 6 of their last 8 games and finished tied for 2nd in the WAC standings, but was not able to play in the conference tournament due to their transition to Division 1 status. Grand Canyon is averaging 76.8 points per game while giving up 68.6 points per game. Grand Canyon is also averaging 38.3 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game. Joshua Braun is averaging 16.9 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game for Grand Canyon. Grandy Glaze is averaging 13.9 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game for the Antelopes. Grand Canyon is shooting 69.9% on free throws, 36.8% on three-pointers, and 45.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are 20-11 (12-6) and are coming off of wins against Mercer by a score of 65-57 and New Hampshire by a score of 71-62 in their first 2 games of the tournament. Badou Diagne led Coastal Carolina with 19 points and 10 rebounds against New Hampshire. Coastal Carolina out rebounded New Hampshire by a total of 43-39 and added 13 assists in their victory. Coastal Carolina finished the season by winning 3 of their last 5 games, with their last loss coming against Gardner-Webb in the Big South Tournament. Coastal Carolina is averaging 74.7 points per game while giving up 67.3 points per game. Coastal Carolina is also averaging 39 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game. Elijah Wilson is averaging 13.9 points per game and 4 rebounds per game for Coastal Carolina. Shivaughn Wiggins is averaging 12.8 points per game and 3.7 assists per game for the Chanticleers. Coastal Carolina is shooting 66.6% on free throws, 34.7% on three-pointers, and 45.5% on all field goal attempts.
Grand Canyon is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games. Grand Canyon is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a win. Coastal Carolina is 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games. Coastal Carolina is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games. The under is 5-0 in Coastal Carolina’s last 5 games.
Grand Canyon has had a very good season, but will be on the road for this game. Both teams are similar in points scored and points against, while Grand Canyon has the slight rebounding advantage. Coastal Carolina has the definite edge in this game at home and I am picking them here.