Expect a high-scoring game when the Georgia Southern Eagles (15-10, 9-5 SBC) and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (13-12, 6-8 SBC) square off at W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Georgia Southern Eagles Odds Preview
In the Chanticleers’ last contest, they beat the UT Arlington Mavericks, 89-75. DeVante’ Jones was the top scorer from either team with 20 points on 5-for-11 shooting. Coastal Carolina dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a phenomenally low turnover percentage of 6.1 (better than their season average of 18.3) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 24.3 (below their season average of 36.2). For those same stats, UT Arlington was 17.7 and 21.2, respectively.
The Eagles will look to keep it rolling after defeating the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns in their last contest, 86-79. Georgia Southern rallied around Ike Smith, who was the game’s leading scorer with 25 points on 9-for-10 shooting. Georgia Southern dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a great free throw rate of 0.309 (above their season average of 0.223) and a turnover percentage of 13.2 (better than their season average of 15.1). Louisiana had marks of 0.217 and 17.9, respectively, for those same stats.
There could be plenty of transition action in this meeting that showcases a pair of the country’s more up-and-down teams. Georgia Southern ranks 45th in possessions per game (72.8) and Coastal Carolina is 36th (73.1). Furthermore, the Chanticleers rank 304th in turnover percentage (21.1 percent), while the Eagles rank 41st in opponents’ turnover percentage (22.5 percent).
These two teams have already met once this season. The Eagles won 70-67. Georgia Southern had a better effective field goal percentage (0.492 vs. 0.451). Coastal Carolina, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (28.6 vs. 15.0). In the victory, Jackson led all scorers with 22 points.
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Georgia Southern Eagles Free Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Georgia Southern, ATS Winner – Georgia Southern, O/U – Over
The Eagles rank 35th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Chanticleers rank 82nd (3.1).
Coastal Carolina averages 13.4 assists per game, which ranks 127th in the country. Georgia Southern ranks 172nd in assists allowed per game (13.3).
Georgia Southern ranks 39th in three pointers attempted per game (26.2) while Coastal Carolina ranks 277th in three pointers allowed per game (25.5).
The Chanticleers rank 17th in rebounds per game (40.2) while the Eagles rank 250th in rebounds allowed per game (38.0).
Georgia Southern averages 8.1 steals per game, which ranks 38th in the country. Coastal Carolina ranks 170th in steals allowed per game (7.2).
The Eagles’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 4.6, down from 5.0 for the season.
During their last five games, the Chanticleers have scored an average of 74.4 points per game (3.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 85.2 points per game (9.4 above their season average).