Coastal Carolina vs Louisiana Monroe NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 11/23/2019
Game: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs Louisiana Monroe Warhawks
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Malone Stadium in Monroe, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Louisiana Monroe -6.5
Bryce Carpenter and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers go to Malone Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks. Louisiana Monroe opens this contest as 6.5-point favorites. The Chanticleers are 6-4-0 ATS and 5-5-0 when betting on the total. The Warhawks are 5-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-7-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers played the Arkansas State Red Wolves and lost 28-27. CJ Marable paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 24 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He scurried for 142 yards via 28 carries which meant he averaged 5.1 yards per tote. Ky'Jon Tyler was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 74 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 18.5 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Chanticleers was Fred Payton who went 11/22 with 149 yards passing and tossed 1 TD. He threw 1 pick in the game. The Chanticleers ended up rushing 58 times and added 233 yards which earned them an average of 4.0 yards per carry. In the game, they ran 90 plays which added up to 412 yards. Overall, the Chanticleers racked up a total of 23 1st downs and they had 7 penalties for 50 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Coastal Carolina allowed 24 catches on 35 attempts totaling 297 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.6%. On the ground, the Chanticleers allowed 71 yards on 22 tries which is an average of 3.2 yards per carry allowed. For the game, they gave up 368 yards and forced 5 takeaways.
The Chanticleers come into this game with a record of 4-6 for this year. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country averaging 29.8 points per contest, which has them at 67th in Division 1. As a unit, they are averaging 189.8 rushing yards per contest which is 6th in the Sun Belt Conference. For total yards, they sit in 7th in the Sun Belt Conference and 82nd in Division 1 with 3,893 yards. The Chanticleers have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, allowing 30 points per contest which has them at 4th in the Sun Belt. When it comes to yards through the air, the Chanticleers have conceded 1,995 yards. Teams are completing 71.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.8 yards per try. In discussing yards on the ground, Coastal Carolina is allowing 167.2 yards per contest putting them 5th in the Sun Belt and 75th in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per carry putting them 5th in the conference and 81st in college football overall. In total, they have allowed 1,672 rushing yards through 10 games.
In their last game, the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks took on the Georgia Southern Eagles and took the defeat by a score of 51-29. Running the show from under center for the Warhawks was Caleb Evans who went 21/36 with 285 yards passing and tossed 2 TD's. He threw 2 interceptions in the game. Josh Johnson led the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 14 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 43 yards by way of 12 carries which meant he averaged 3.6 yards per carry. Perry Carter Jr. led the team in receiving yardage by earning 95 yards on 2 receptions. He had an average of 47.5 yards per reception during the game. The Warhawks ended up rushing 31 times and generated 85 yards which had them averaging 2.7 yards per rush. In the game, they ran 67 plays for a total of 370 yards. Overall, the Warhawks got 18 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 59 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Louisiana Monroe gave up 5 catches on 10 attempts for a total of 80 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. On the ground, the Warhawks gave up 245 yards on 52 carries which is an average of 4.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed. On the day, they gave up a total of 325 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover.
The Warhawks head into this game 4-6. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Warhawks have one of the most prolific offenses in D-1. Louisiana Monroe has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 205.3 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 27th in Division 1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 2,053 yards rushing through 10 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Warhawks average 440 yards per game overall putting them 39th in D-1 and 4th in the Sun Belt. The Warhawks are giving up 39.1 points per game which puts them at 10th in the Sun Belt and 127th in Division 1. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 391 total points. In discussing yards on the ground, they are giving up 254.1 yards per contest which puts them at 127th in college football and 10th in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have allowed a total of 2,541 yards on the ground and 28 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in the country. They are giving up 227.8 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Warhawks sit in 7th in the Sun Belt Conference.
Who will win tonight's Chanticleers/Warhawks college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Chanticleers +6.5
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