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Coastal Carolina vs. Texas-Arlington - 12/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas-Arlington Mavericks (9-4) at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (6-7)

College Basketball: Friday, December 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm (HTC Center)

The Line: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

We have some Sun Belt college basketball action on Friday, as the UT-Arlington Mavericks take on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. 

The UT-Arlington Mavericks will look to put forth some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 4 games and splitting their last 6 games after a 77-56 win over Cal Poly in their last outing. Kevin Hervey led the team with 25 points on 10 of 18 shooting with 5 triples and 10 rebounds with a pair of steals. Kaelon Wilson added 13 points as the only other Maverick to score in double figures in the win. Erick Neal added 9 points and 7 assists, while Johnny Hamilton and Julian Harris each added a pair of blocks. Hervey leads UTA with an average of 23.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game, while Neal is the team’s leading assist man with 9.1 assists per game this season. As a team, UT-Arlington is scoring 78.5 points per game on 47% shooting from the field, 36.1% from behind the arc and 68.8% from the foul line this season.

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Coastal Carolina vs. Texas-Arlington - 12/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will try to find some positive vibes entering conference play after dropping 5 of their last 7 games, including a 67-65 loss to Charleston in their last outing. Zac Cuthbertson led the team with 19 points and a pair of blocks. Jaylen Shaw came 2nd with 12 points and a team-high 6 assists, while Demario Beck and Artur Labinowicz each added 10 points to round out the scoring in double figures for Coastal in the win. Beck had a pair of blocks and a team-high 8 boards, while Labinowicz shot 4 of 8 from the floor. Cuthbertson leads the team with an average of 17.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game while Shaw leads the team in assists with 5 helpers per game this season. As a team, Coastal Carolina is scoring 77.7 points per game on 46.1% shooting from the field, 34.8% from behind the arc and 71.9% from the foul line this season. 

UT-Arlington is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 19-9 in their last 28 road games. Coastal Carolina is 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a loss and 12-4-2 ATS in their last 18 home games while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall. 

Coastal Carolina has been a tough out on their home floor, and the Mavericks aren’t playing with a lot of consistency lately, however the one thing that the Chanticleers have been consistent with lately is losing. UT-Arlington has has no problems going on the road and covering dating back to last season, so I don’t see any reason to buck that trend. Lay the points with Arlington here.

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