Georgia State Panthers (6-1) at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (6-1)
College Basketball: Friday, January 1, 2021 at 6:00 pm (HTC Center)
The Line: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 160 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Georgia State Panthers and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers meet in Sun Belt conference college basketball action from the HTC Center on Friday evening.
The Georgia State Panthers will look to add to their 6-1 start to the year after a 72-55 win over Charleston last time out. Corey Allen and Justin Roberts each had a team-high 20 points with Allen shooting 7 of 9 from the floor with 6 threes while Roberts shot 7 of 10 with 3 triples along with 6 assists. Eliel Nsoseme had 10 points on a perfect 5 of 5 shooting with 10 rebounds and 3 blocks for the double-double to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Georgia State in the win. Kane Williams added a team-high 7 assists and a pair of steals as well for Georgia State in the winning effort. Roberts leads the Panthers in scoring and assists with an average of 16.1 points and 5.7 assists per game while Nsoseme has a team-high 10.6 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Georgia State is averaging 93.6 points on 50.8% shooting from the field, 39.2% from 3-point range and 60% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 74.9 points on 39.3% shooting from the field and 31.1% from 3-point range this season.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers come into this one looking to add to their 86-63 win over Alice Lloyd College last time out. DeVante’ Jones led the Chanticleers with 35 points on 14 of 18 shooting with 4 threes and 5 steals while Deanthony Tipler and Essam Mostafa each had 12 points to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Coastal in the win with Tipler adding a pair of threes and a pair of steals while Mostafa had 15 rebounds and a pair of blocks for the double-double. Jones leads Coastal Carolina in scoring with an average of 23.4 points per game while Mostafa leads the Chanticleers in rebounding with 10.4 rebounds per game and Ebrima Dibba leads Coastal in assists with 6 assists per game this season. As a team, Coastal Carolina is averaging 96.1 points per game on 54.2% shooting from the field, 40.6% from 3-point range and 70.3% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 66.3 points on 39.4% from the field and 33.1% from 3-point range this season.
Georgia State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games against a team with a winning home record while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 road games. Coastal Carolina is 1-11 ATS in their last 12 games following a win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
160 is a high total for a college basketball game, but there is a reason this number is so high, and that’s because these two teams can flat out score. I could easily see this being a game where both teams score into the 80s and push this game well over the number. Expect a track meet in this game.