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Coastal Carolina vs Louisiana-Lafayette 12/29/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (10-2) vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (6-5)
December 29, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +2 / Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns -2; Over/Under: +149.5
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The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns and Coastal Carolina Chanticleers meet Thursday in college basketball action at The HTC Center. The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns look for their 11th win. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers look for their seventh win.

The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns are averaging 83.4 points on 50.1 percent shooting and allowing 72.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Jordan Brown is averaging 19.7 points and 1.7 assists, while Greg Williams Jr. is averaging 13.2 points and 4.2 rebounds. Terence Lewis II is the third double-digit scorer and Kentrell Garnett is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns are shooting 40.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game.

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are averaging 78.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Jomaru Brown is averaging 15.3 points and 2.4 rebounds, while Essam Mostafa is averaging 14.3 points and 0.9 assists. Josh Uduje is the third double-digit scorer and Linton Brown is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game.

The Ragin’ Cajuns are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Chanticleers are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS loss. The over is 6-2 in Ragin’ Cajuns last 8 overall. The over is 7-3 in Chanticleers last 10 home games. The favorite is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns are probably the better side, but the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have been solid despite 5 losses, as they win by an average of 11.6 points on the year while holding teams under 40 percent shooting. The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns have yet to show up on the road, where they lose by an average of 5.4 points. I’ll take a stab with Coastal Carolina and the free bucket.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +2

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