Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (5-4) at Wofford Terriers (7-3)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 9, 2018, 2:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Wofford Terriers -10.5 -- Over/Under: 145
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will travel to Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium to take on the Wofford Terriers this Sunday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers improved to 5-4 on the season after defeating the Hampton Pirates, 75-66, this past Wednesday. Coastal Carolina was outstanding on the defensive end and had no trouble securing the victory after taking a 42-30 halftime lead. Coastal Carolina shot 50.0% from the field while holding Hampton to just 32.9% shooting from the field and 22.9% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Chanticleers was Zac Cuthbertson who had a double-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds, and a steal.
On the season, Coastal Carolina is averaging 78.7 ppg on 47.4% shooting from the field. The Chanticleers are averaging 7.8 three-pointers per game on 36.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Coastal Carolina has been led by Zac Cuthbertson (20.6 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.1 spg), Amidou Bamba (9.1 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.2 bpg), Devante Jones (8.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.7 apg), and Ebrima Dibba (8.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.2 spg).
Defensively, Coastal Carolina is holding their opponents to an average of 67.4 ppg on 39.4% shooting from the field. The Chanticleers have a rebound margin of 7.9 and a turnover margin of -0.3.
The Wofford Terriers bounced back from their loss to the 2nd ranked Kansas Jayhawks to easily defeat the NAIA Kentucky Christian Knights, 112-58, this past Thursday to improve to 7-3 (1-0 Southern) on the season. Wofford shot 55.6% from the field and outrebounded Kentucky Christian by a 55-19 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Terriers was Fletcher Magee who had 27 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, and a block.
On the season, Wofford is averaging 80.8 ppg on 46.4% shooting from the field. The Terriers are averaging 10.8 three-pointers per game on 37.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Wofford has been led by Fletcher Magee (17.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.2 spg), Cameron Jackson (13.1 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.7 spg), Nathan Hoover (12.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg), and Storm Murphy (8.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.9 apg).
Defensively, Wofford is holding their opponents to an average of 61.2 ppg on 40.3% shooting from the field. The Terriers have a rebound margin of 9.4 and a turnover margin of 2.5.
The Chanticleers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win. The Terriers are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 Sunday games however, just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games.
Coastal Carolina has one of the better players in the Sun Belt in Zac Cuthbertson and have been solid on the both ends of the court. Wofford has had a nice start to their season as their only losses have become agianst North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Kansas and currently rank 68th in scoring offense and 23rd in scoring defense. I’m tempted to take Coastal Carolina here however, I’m a bit concerned about their depth as Cuthbertson is the Chanticleers only double-digit scorer. Wofford has an outstanding one-two punch in Magee & Jackson and I think they’ll do enough on their home court to cover this spread.