The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and Furman Paladins face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at the HTC Center.
Coastal Carolina’s Defense Wasn’t Good Enough
Coastal Carolina comes into this game with a 1-1 record but on Thursday the offense wasn’t good enough. Coastal Carolina scored 77 points, but the defense gave up 86 points and that led to the defeat. Kevin Easley Jr was the top player for Coastal Carolina putting up 16 points, six rebounds, and four assists. There were four different players that finished with at least 10 points per game. Overall this season Coastal Carolina is averaging 82.5 points per game where their defense is giving up 86 points per game. The defense is going to need to be better, or this will be a long game.
Furman’s Defense Struggled on Thursday
On Thursday Furman faced off against the Liberty Flames and they gave up 88 points on the way to the defeat. In the second half they gave up 50 points and the defense is going to need to be better here. Furman was led by Marcus Foster and he had quite the game putting up 30 points, five rebounds, and one assist. Furman overall this season is averaging 85.7 points while their defense is giving up 77.3 points per game. The defense is ranked 295th and the defense will need to step up here.
Shane’s Free Pick
This total is too low. These are both defenses that have had issues, but both teams have also proven they can score plenty. Furman is averaging 85.7 points per game while Coastal Carolina is averaging 82.5 points per game. Both offenses are going to have no issue running up the score and this game is going to go well over the total. Back the over to cash here. I love this play.