South Alabama Jaguars vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Prediction, 1/8/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Alabama Jaguars vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021
Location: The HTC Center in Conway, SC
Odds/Point Spread: South Alabama (+5)
The South Alabama Jaguars (7-4) are headed to The HTC Center on Friday where they'll meet the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (7-2). South Alabama opens this contest as 5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 152.
South Alabama steps onto the hardwood with a record of 7-4 on the campaign. They turn it over 12.6 times per contest and as a group they commit 15.3 personal fouls every game. As a team, South Alabama is grabbing 34.0 rebounds per game and has totaled 121 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 148th in the country in terms of passing. The Jaguars are connecting on 39.9% on three-point shots (95 of 238) and 71.2% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 80.8 points per outing (46th in college basketball) while hitting 49.1% from the floor. On defense, the Jaguars are able to force 16.7 turnovers every game while drawing 19.1 fouls. The Jaguars defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 43.1% (280 of 650) and they surrender 34.2 boards per game as a squad. They rank 331st in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 176 relinquished for the campaign. They give up 34.7% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 224th in college basketball in opponents points per game (72.0).
The South Alabama Jaguars faced the Georgia Southern Eagles and took a loss by a final of 62-49 in their last game. South Alabama ended the game having earned a 34.0% field goal percentage (18 of 53) and made 6 of their 19 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Jaguars converted 7 of their 7 attempts for a rate of 100.0%. In regard to rebounding, they earned 31 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 4 assists in this matchup in addition to earning 3 steals and 3 blocks. In terms of the defense, South Alabama allowed the other team to go 34.0% from the field on 18 out of 53 shooting. Georgia Southern recorded 10 assists and had 10 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Eagles pulled down 37 rebounds (14 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Georgia Southern finished shooting 58.8% when shooting free throws by knocking down 10 of 17 tries. They also buried 6 of their 28 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Michael Flowers is one player who came through in this matchup. He accumulated 18 points on 5 out of 15 shooting. He played for 40 minutes played and pulled down 5 rebounds. Flowers finished the game at 33.3% from the floor and also dished out 2 dimes. Another guy that came through in this contest for the Jaguars was John Pettway. He snagged 4 boards and also tallied 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 46.2% from the floor in this game by connecting on 6-of-13 (14 points). Overall, Pettway was on the hardwood for 40 min.
Coastal Carolina has a record of 7-2 so far this season. As an offense, the Chanticleers are hitting on 51.6% from the field, which is 24th in the country. Coastal Carolina has scored 816 points so far this year (90.7 per game) and they pull in 45.3 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 18.4 times per game (19th in college basketball) and they turn it over 14.7 times per contest. The Chanticleers are responsible for committing 16.8 personal fouls per game and they shoot 68.7% from the free throw line. The Chanticleers on defense are ranked 107th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 67.0. They are forcing 15.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 39.8% from the field (66th in D-1). The Coastal Carolina defense concedes 32.0% on shots from distance (70 of 219) and their opposition knocks down 66.5% of their free throw shots. They give up 13.0 assists and 29.0 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 180th and 14th in college basketball.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers went home defeated by a final of 70-62 against the Georgia State Panthers. The Chanticleers snagged 26 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 for this game. They rejected 3 tries while earning 7 steals in the matchup. The Panthers committed 20 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Chanticleers to the free throw line for 16 attempts. They were able to make 10 of the free throws for a clip of 62.5%. In relation to 3-point shots, Coastal Carolina converted 10 of their 25 attempts (40.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Chanticleers finished 21 for 53 from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.6%. The Chanticleers permitted the Panthers to convert 25 out of 52 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 48.1% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 36.8% from downtown by going 7 out of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 13 out of 23 at the free throw line (56.5%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, Coastal Carolina allowed Georgia State to get 30 in total (5 offensive).
DeVante' Jones ended up being a major contributor for the Chanticleers in this game. He buried 7 of 14 in the matchup for a rate of 50.0%, which had him finishing with 22 points. Jones pulled down 7 rebounds in his 32 minutes played and added 3 dimes for this game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Coastal Carolina was Deanthony Tipler. He racked up 10 points in 29 minutes on the court via 4 of 15 shooting for the matchup. Tipler finished going 26.7% from the field in addition to earning 2 assists and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Coastal Carolina (-5)
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