Coastal Carolina vs. South Alabama - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Alabama Jaguars (14-12) at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (11-16)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm (HTC Center)
The Line: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Alabama Jaguars and Coastal Carolina Chanticleers meet Saturday in college basketball action at The HTC Center.
The South Alabama Jaguars need a spark of consistency here after splitting their last six games. The South Alabama Jaguars are averaging 69.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.4 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Rodrick Sikes is averaging 18.4 points and one assist while Josh Ajayi is averaging 13.1 points and 6.6 rebounds. Jordan Andrews dishing 1.1 assists and Herb McGee is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The South Alabama Jaguars are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The South Alabama Jaguars are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The South Alabama Jaguars have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers need a victory after losing nine of their last 13 games. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are averaging 72.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Zac Cuthbertson is averaging 15.1 points and 6.7 rebounds while Jaylen Shaw is averaging 14.7 points and 5.6 assists. Demario Beck is the third double-digit scorer and Artur Labinowicz is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win and 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Chanticleers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The under is 7-3-1 in Chanticleers last 11 overall and the under is 5-2 in Chanticleers last 7 home games.
The South Alabama Jaguars did beat Coastal Carolina already this season, but they simply can't play the same way on the road, where they're shooting under 40 percent from the field and are being outscored by 10.2 points. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have had some serious struggles as of late, but they do play their best ball at home and have the defense to give South Alabama some fits. This feels like a game where the Chanticleers can get out of their funk. I'll lay the chalk with the home team.