Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs. Charleston Cougars Betting Prediction 12/21/18

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A six-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the Charleston Cougars (10-2) when they welcome the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (6-5) to TD Arena. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Charleston Cougars Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Cougars were victorious over the Presbyterian Blue Hose 85-73, while the Chanticleers dismantled the Ferrum Panthers 91-47.

Coastal Carolina played a perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.311 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.5. Ferrum had marks of 0.058 and 14.7, respectively, for those same stats. The Cougars, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (50.0 vs. 23.5) and had a much better turnover percentage (8.9 vs. 14.3). Jarrell Brantley fueled Charleston with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Zac Cuthbertson had a solid performance for Coastal Carolina, finishing with 18 points and seven rebounds.

The Cougars won the only contest between these two teams last season, 67-65. Charleston had a better turnover percentage (18.1 vs. 20.3). Coastal Carolina, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of converting from the charity stripe (22-27; 81.5 percent). This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

The Chanticleers’ Cuthbertson has been playing at a high level over his last five games, averaging 0 points per game. Meanwhile, Brantley has averaged 0 points during that same time frame for the Cougars.

The physical Charleston offense seems poised to dominate from the free throw line. The Cougars rank 34th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.299, while Coastal Carolina ranks 317th in FTA rate allowed (0.294).

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Charleston Cougars Free Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Charleston, ATS Winner – Coastal Carolina, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Charleston ranks 45th in steals allowed per game (5.6) while Coastal Carolina ranks 132nd (7.2).
  • The Cougars allow the 19th-fewest blocks per game (2.2) while the Chanticleers rank 47th (2.8).
  • The Cougars rank 161st in three pointers allowed per game (23.5) while the Chanticleers rank 239th (27.2).
  • Coastal Carolina ranks 31st in rebounds allowed per game (31.3) while Charleston ranks 66th (33.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Chanticleers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 14.6, up from 8.5 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Cougars have scored an average of 68.2 points per game (6.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.8 points per game (0.7 above their season average).