Georgia State Panthers (6-2) at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (7-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm (HTC Center)
The Line: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +2 -- Over/Under: 157.5 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 Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The Georgia State Panthers will look to bounce back after ending up with an 81-69 loss to Coastal Carolina on Friday. Justin Roberts leads the Panthers in scoring and assists by averaging 15.9 PPG and 5.1 APG this season, shooting 49.5% from the field and 41.9% from 3-point range while Corey Allen is 2nd in scoring with 14.6 PPG, shooting 55.4% from the floor and 55.1% from 3-point range this season. Eliel Nsoseme is 3rd in scoring while leading the Panthers in rebounding with an average of 13.6 PPG and a team-high 10.6 RPG, averaging a double-double per game this season. Kane Williams is also chipping in 12.6 PPG for Georgia State this season, giving the Panthers a 4th double-digit scorer this season. As a team, Georgia State is averaging 90.5 points on 49.1% shooting from the field, 37% from 3-point range and 62.5% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 75.6 points on 39.8% shooting from the field and 30.5% from 3-point range this season.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will look to build on their victory over Georgia State in their last outing. Devante’ Jones leads the Chanticleers in scoring with 23.5 PPG while also logging 7.3 RPG, 3.9 APG and 4 steals per game this season. Deanthony Tipler is also chipping in 17.5 PPG with 2.4 APG and Essam Mostafa is 3rd in scoring with 15.3 PPG while also boasting a team-high 11.1 RPG, averaging a double-double per game for the Chanticleers this season. Tyrik Dixon also has 10.2 PPG for Coastal, giving the Chanticleers four double-digit scorers this season. Ebrima Dibba also has 8.8 PPG and a team-high 5.8 APG this season for Coastal. As a team, Coastal Carolina is averaging 94.3 points on 52.8% shooting from the field, 38.8% from 3-point range and 69.2% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 66.6 points on 38.9% shooting from the field and 31.5% from 3-point range this season.
Georgia State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 road games. Coastal Carolina is 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games following a win and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 13-5 in their last 18 Saturday games. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
The Chanticleers did a good job making me eat my words on Friday, proving that they’re for real and that a lack of competition doesn’t mean they’re not ready to go for conference play. On the other hand, I think that Georgia State’s still a better team than what we saw from them in that game, so once again I’m going to side with the over. I think the offenses come alive on both sides on Saturday with some tired legs on the back-to-back and I could see a game where both teams get into the 80s here. Give me the over.