West Virginia vs. Coastal Carolina - 3/25/19 CBI College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Coastal Carolina at West Virginia
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 6:00 PM (WVU Coliseum )
West Virginia Mountaineers -9 O/U: 154.5
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and the West Virginia Mountaineers will meet up on the college basketball court Monday in CBI Tournament action.
The Chanticleers enter this one at 16-16 overall this year. The Chanticleers fell to LA-Monroe in the Sun Belt Tournament but managed a victory over Howard in the first round of the CBI Tournament back on Wednesday.
In the win over the Bison, Coastal Carolina’s Tyrell Gumbs-Frater led the way on 22 points with one rebound, and Zac Cuthbertson doubled up on 18 points with 13 rebounds and one assist. Ebrima Dibba added 13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Chanticleers as well in that one.
Over on the West Virginia side, they’re 15-20 on the year. The Mountaineers fell to Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament, then on Wednesday bagged a win against Grand Canyon in the CBI first round.
In the win over the Antelopes, West Virginia’s Jermaine Haley led the team on 24 points with four rebounds. Both Lamont West and Emmitt Matthews added 11 points with a combined 11 rebounds for the Mountaineers there.
The Chanticleers are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six Monday games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight non-conference games. Coastal Carolina is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games.
Meanwhile, the Mountaineers are 2-6 ATS in their last eight after an ATS win and 1-5 ATS in their last six after a straight-up win. WVU is 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven non-conference games and the over is 7-2 in their last nine overall.
Coastal Carolina was down 36-31 at halftime versus Howard, and to their credit they bounced back with a nice 50-36 second half for an 81-72 win. It was good to see after the Chanticleers put up a total of just 117 points across their previous two outings combined.
That said, West Virginia should be in relative control here from front to back if they come out playing as they’re capable. At anything less than a double-digit line, I’m on the Mountaineers here.