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Coastal Carolina vs. Texas State - 1/10/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Texas State at Coastal Carolina
Date & Time Thursday January 10, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
HTC Center
Conway, SC
The Line
Texas State Bobcats -1 -- Over/Under: 139
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Texas State Bobcats and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers meet in Sun Belt conference college basketball action from the HTC Center on Thursday night.

The Texas State Bobcats will look to rebound after a 73-69 loss to Georgia State in their last outing. Tre’Larenz Nottingham led the Bobcats with 17 points on 6 of 14 shooting with 3 threes while Jaylen Shead added 13 points and 7 boards and Eric Terry and Nijal Pearson added 10 points each to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Texas State in the losing effort, with Pearson adding 6 rebounds. Alex Peacock chipped in 5 points with team-highs of 9 rebounds and 6 assists in the loss as well for Texas State. Pearson leads Texas State in scoring with 18.2 points per game while Peacock leads the Bobcats on the glass with 7.4 rebounds per game and Shead leads Texas State in assists with 5 helpers per game this season. As a team, Texas State is averaging 76.5 points per game on 47% shooting from the field, 36% from behind the arc and 65.8% from the foul line this season.

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will look to find some measure of consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 10 games after an 84-77 overtime loss to South Alabama in their last outing. Zac Cuthbertson, Ajay Sanders and David Kralj tied for the team-high with 12 points with Cuthbertson adding 9 rebounds while Sanders pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds for the double-double. Tommy Burton added 11 points and 6 rebounds to round out the scoring in double figures for Coastal Carolina in the loss while Trevion Brown added 8 points with a team-high 4 assists and Amidou Bamba added 9 points and 8 rebounds. Cuthbertson leads Coastal Carolina with an average of 19.3 points, 3.1 assists and 9 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Coastal Carolina is averaging 77.4 points per game on 47% shooting from the field, 40.4% from behind the 3-point line, the 9th-best 3-point percentage in D-I, along with a 68.3% mark from the foul line this season.

Texas State is 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games against a team with a winning home record while the over is 7-3 in their last 10 conference games. Coastal Carolina is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss. The road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams and the underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

These two teams have a very close history with one another, with the 5 meetings since January 2017 each being decided by 7 points or less. And with this line being essentially a pick ‘em, I have to follow the head-to-head trend and back Texas State on the road. The road team has not only covered in each of the 5 meetings, but won outright and with the Bobcats being the better team in this matchup, I don’t see it being any different so I’ll lay the point with Texas State here.

Pick:
Texas State -1

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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