Colorado State Rams (4-0) vs. College of Charleston Cougars (3-1)
November 18, 2022 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: College of Charleston Cougars / Colorado State Rams ; Over/Under: -154
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The Colorado State Rams and the College of Charleston Cougars meet in college basketball action from the TD Arena on Friday.
The Colorado State Rams come into this matchup after picking up a dominant 85-53 win over South Carolina in their last game. John Tonje leads the Rams in scoring and rebounding with 14.7 PPG and 5 RPG while Patrick Cartier also has 11.7 PPG and 4 RPG this season. Isaiah Rivera has 11.3 PPG with 4.3 RPG while Taviontae Jackson has 10.3 PPG with 3.3 APG to cap off the scoring in double figures up to this point in the season for Colorado State. Jalen Lake also has 9 PPG with 4.7 RPG and a team-high 4.7 APG to lead the Rams in the assist department this season. As a team, Colorado State is averaging 76.8 PPG on 54.1% shooting from the field, 42.1% from three and 65.4% from the foul line this season.
The College of Charleston Cougars will look to build on their solid 89-66 win over Davidson last time out. Reyne Smith leads the Cougars in scoring with 18.7 PPG while Dalton Bolon has 13.3 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for College of Charleston up to this point in the season. Pat Robinson III also has 9.3 PPG while Jaylon Scott has 8.3 PPG with 5 RPG and a team-high 5.3 APG this season. Babacar Faye also leads Charleston on the glass with 7 RPG so far this season. As a team, Charleston is averaging 88 PPG on 46.2% shooting form the field, 32.5% from three and 76.4% from the foul line this season.
I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but truth be told, I really like the over here. These are two teams that can flat out score and I think we could easily have a game where both teams score well into the high-70s, and as such, I’ll back the over in what should be an up and down track meet.