Troy Trojans (6-7) at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (9-3)
College Basketball: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm (HTC Center)
The Line: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers -12 -- Over/Under: 136 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Troy Trojans and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers meet in college basketball action from the HTC Center on Friday night.
The Troy Trojans will look to rebound from a 63-56 loss to Georgia Southern last time out. Zay Williams leads Troy in scoring and rebounding with 12 PPG and 7.6 RPG while Kam Woods is 2nd in scoring with 10.5 PPG and Nick Stampley has 10.3 PPG with 7 RPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Troy coming into this game. Khalyl Waters has 9 PPG and Duke Miles has a team-high 2.1 APG this season. As a team, Troy is averaging 61.2 PPG on 38.7% shooting from the field, 24.5% from 3-point range and 68.1% from the foul line while giving up 65.7 PPG on 42.4% shooting from the field and 35.9% from 3-point land this season.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will also be looking to rebound from a 71-68 loss to Georgia State in their last matchup. DeVante’ Jones leads the Chanticleers with 22.2 PPG along with 6.9 RPG and 3.8 APG with 3.7 steals per game while Deanthony Tipler has 16.1 PPG and Essam Mostafa has 13 PPG with a team-high 10.6 RPG to make up the group of double-digit scorers for Coastal heading into Friday’s matchup with Troy, averaging a double-double per game this season. Tyrik Dixon has 9.1 PPG and Ebrimma Dibba has 8.2 PPG with a team-high 5. APG on the year. As a team, Coastal Carolina is averaging 87.1 PPG on 49.2% shooting from the field, 39.7% from behind the arc and 72.4% from the foul line while giving up 67.3 PPG on 39.9% shooting from the field and 33% from 3-point range this season.
Troy is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games overall while the under is 10-2 in their last 12 games overall. Coastal Carolina is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
This feels like a lot of points to give up in a conference game, but Coastal Carolina boasts a top-10 scoring offense while not giving up a ton of points on the defensive end. Troy is one of the country’s worst offensive units and while defense plays a part in this as well. I just don’t see how Troy keeps up with the Chanticleers here. Lay the points with Coastal in this spot.