College of Charleston Cougars (11-1) vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (6-4)
December 19, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +9.5 / College of Charleston Cougars -9.5; Over/Under: +148.5
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The Charleston Cougars and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers meet in college basketball action from the HTC Center on Monday night.
The Charleston Cougars will be out to build on their double-digit win streak after a 65-60 win over Stetson last time out. Dalton Bolon leads the Cougars in scoring with 12.6 PPG and Ryan Larson has 11.5 PPG Larson posting a team-high 3.5 APG to lead the Cougars in the assist department while Reyne Smith has 10.3 PPG. Pat Robinson III has 10.6 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for the Cougars this year while Babacar Faye also leads Charleston on the glass with 5.9 RPG so far this season. As a team, Charleston is averaging 79.9 PPG on 44.4% shooting from the field, 32.4% from three and 75.1% from the foul line this season.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will be looking to build on an 87-86 win over South Dakota in their last game. Jomaru Brown leads Coastal in scoring with 16.6 PPG along with 3 APG while Essam Mostafa has 14.1 PPG and a team-high 10.5 RPG to lead the Chanticleers on the glass by averaging a double-double per game. Linton Brown has 12.2 PPG and Josh Uduje has 10.9 PPG with 3.9 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for the Chanticleers so far this season. Henry Abraham also has a team-high 4.4 APG to lead Coastal Carolina in assists this season. As a team, Coastal Carolina is averaging 79.6 PPG on 46.7% shooting from the field, 30.9% from three and 81.5% from the foul line this season.
Charleston is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games against a team with a home winning percentage above .600 while the under is 8-0 in their last 8 games overall. Coastal Carolina is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the over is 9-2 in their last 11 Monday games.
I get the case to be made for the Cougars in this one as Charleston’s been battle tested and has shown up in a big way against some solid teams this season. However, this line’s a bit disrespectful to Coastal Carolina who is right near Charleston from a scoring per game standpoint and they’re not only the better defense, the Chanticleers are much better at the free throw line which is big in covering numbers as an underdog. I’ll take a shot with Coastal Carolina and the points here.