North Carolina Central Eagles at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Betting Prediction 12/16/18

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The North Carolina Central Eagles (4-7) and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (5-5) square off at HTC Center. The Eagles can put an end to a six-game road losing streak. Action gets underway at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 16, 2018.

North Carolina Central Eagles vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Chanticleers easily got past the Ferrum Panthers, 91-47, while the Eagles were blown out by the 22nd-ranked Clemson Tigers, 71-51.

Coastal Carolina dominated every stat category in the contest. They had a free throw rate of 0.311 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.5. Ferrum put up marks of 0.058 and 14.7, respectively, for those same stats. North Carolina Central, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (35.0 vs. 17.2). Zac Cuthbertson was a key piece for Coastal Carolina with 18 points and seven rebounds. Zacarry Douglas, meanwhile led the way for North Carolina Central, finishing with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

The Eagles’ Randy Miller, Jr. has been playing well over his last five games, averaging 0 points per game. Meanwhile, Cuthbertson has averaged 0 points during that same time frame for the Chanticleers.

The high-octane offense of Coastal Carolina (65th in the country with an offensive efficiency of 112.3) will battle against the mid-tier defense of North Carolina Central (200th in the nation with a defensive efficiency of 102.8). The Chanticleers figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball.

North Carolina Central Eagles vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Coastal Carolina, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • North Carolina Central ranks 83rd in three pointers allowed per game (20.7) while Coastal Carolina ranks 266th (27.5).
  • The Eagles rank 13th in rebounds allowed per game (30.0) while the Chanticleers rank 26th (31.4).
  • The Eagles rank 31st in steals allowed per game (5.2) while the Chanticleers rank 145th (6.7).
  • Coastal Carolina averages 13.1 assists per game, which ranks 161st in the nation. North Carolina Central ranks 214th in assists allowed per game (14.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Chanticleers have scored an average of 76.6 points per game (1.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 62.0 points per game (6.9 below their season average).
  • The Eagles have been outscored by an average of 1.2 points in their last five games. For the season, North Carolina Central has defeated opponents by an average of 2.5 points.