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Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State - 1/19/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Appalachian State at Coastal Carolina
Date & Time Saturday January 19, 2019, 2:05 PM (EST)
Location
The HTC Center
Conway, SC
The Line
The Line: Coastal Carolina -4 -- Over/Under: 152
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers and Coastal Carolina Chanticleers meet Saturday in college basketball action at The HTC Center.

The Appalachian State Mountaineers could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are averaging 81.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 78.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Ronshad Shabazz is averaging 19 points and 2.6 assists while Justin Forrest is averaging 14.7 points and 3.5 rebounds. Isaac Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Tyrell Johnson is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The Appalachian State Mountaineers have lost all seven road games this season.

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers could also use a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are averaging 75.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 69.5 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Zac Cuthbertson is averaging 18.9 points and three assists while Tyrell Gumbs-Frater is averaging 8.2 points and 1.6 rebounds. David Kralj is dishing 1.1 assists and Amidou Bamba is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have won four of their last six home games.

The Mountaineers are 5-22 ATS in their last 27 games following a ATS win, 11-23-3 ATS in their last 37 road games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games. The Chanticleers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Sun Belt and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The over is 10-4 in Mountaineers last 14 overall. The under is 4-0 in Chanticleers last 4 home games.

The Appalachian State Mountaineers have lost all seven road games this season where they're shooting just 40.5 percent from the field and being outscored by an average of 10.5 points. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are riding a three-game losing streak, but they've played their best ball by far at home where they're holding teams under 40 percent shooting. This is a game where Coastal Carolina should be able to control the pace and get a nice win while covering the reasonable number.

Pick:
Coastal Carolina -4

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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