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James Madison vs Coastal Carolina Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/26/23

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (10-10) vs. James Madison Dukes (13-7)
January 26, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: James Madison Dukes -12.5 / Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +12.5; Over/Under: +149.5
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The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and James Madison Dukes meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Atlantic Union Bank Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Betting Preview

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are averaging 75.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Jomaru Brown is averaging 15.3 points and 2.5 rebounds, while Essam Mostafa is averaging 13.5 points and 1 assist. Josh Uduje is the third double-digit scorer and Linton Brown is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.

The James Madison Dukes Betting Preview

The James Madison Dukes are averaging 84.5 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Vado Morse is averaging 13 points and 1.8 rebounds, while Terrence Edwards is averaging 12.3 points and 2 assists. Takal Molson is the third double-digit scorer and Mezie Offurum is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The James Madison Dukes are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The James Madison Dukes are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game.

The Chanticleers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. The Dukes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 6-20 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games. The over is 4-0 in Chanticleers last 4 overall. The over is 6-2 in Dukes last 8 home games.

Randy’s Free Pick

James Madison have kind of cooled off over the last week, but the Dukes are still comfortably the better team here. Coastal Carolina has issues playing up to its competition. James Madison wins at home by an average of 31.4 points, while winning in the favorite role by an average of 15.9 points. I’ll lay the chalk.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: James Madison Dukes -12.5

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