The Arkansas State Red Wolves and Coastal Carolina Chanticleers meet Tuesday in the college basketball Sun Belt Tournament at the Pensacola Bay Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves Betting Preview
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are averaging 65.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Caleb Fields is averaging 11.6 points and 3.4 rebounds, while Omar El-Sheikh is averaging 11.5 points and 0.6 assists. Terrance Ford Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markise Davis is dishing 0.9 assists. The Arkansas State Red Wolves are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas State Red Wolves are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Betting Preview
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are averaging 73.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 73.6 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Josh Uduje is averaging 13.4 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Jomaru Brown is averaging 12.7 points and 2.4 assists. Essam Mostafa is the third double-digit scorer and Antonio Daye is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game.
Arkansas St vs Coastal Carolina Trends
The Red Wolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Chanticleers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Red Wolves last 5 neutral site games. The underdog is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
I'm not eager to back either of these subpar teams, but Coastal Carolina was the more impressive team overall and probably should be given the slight edge. The Arkansas State Red Wolves enter the tournament playing rough ball, and they lose as underdogs by an average of 8.7 points. A game I'd stay away from, but the Chanticleers should advance.