Planning on watching today’s Chanticleers and Monarchs game? Catch the action at Chartway Arena in Norfolk, VA, as the Monarchs hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 149 points, and Old Dominion is favored by -5.5 to win at home against Coastal Carolina.

COASTAL CAROLINA CHANTICLEERS VS OLD DOMINION MONARCHS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +5.5

This game will be played at Chartway Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE COASTAL CAROLINA CHANTICLEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-70 in favor of the Monarchs.
  • Even though we have Old Dominion winning straight-up, we like Coastal Carolina at +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Chanticleers Find a Way to Win in Norfolk?

Coastal Carolina has struggled on the road this season, going 1-9, and they have lost seven in a row away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -10.4 points per game.

Overall, the Chanticleers have gone 8-18, including a 5-10 record in Sun Belt Conference action. They are coming off a 72-71 loss to Georgia State.

Coastal Carolina has a solid ATS mark of 14-9-1 this season, including going 6-3-1 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Chanticleers have gone 12-6-1 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Coastal Carolina is 5-4-1 vs. the spread.

Coastal Carolina’s over/under record this season sits at 14-10 and today’s over/under line of 149 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (150.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 146 points, which is below today’s over/under line.

The Chanticleers’ offense wrapped up their last game with 71 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 74.8 points per contest. Jacob Meyer is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 14.7 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Ginika Ojiako brings a PPG average of 12.4 into the game.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Coastal Carolina is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 78.9 points per game (312nd). So far, the Coastal Carolina defense is giving up an average of 10.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13 times per game (669th).

Will the Monarchs Live Up to Expectations at Home?

Old Dominion has struggled this season, entering the game with a 6-22 record. They have lost their last six games and are just 2-14 in Sun Belt Conference play. At home, the Monarchs are just 4-11 this season, and they have lost their last seven games.

For the season, Old Dominion has been the favorite in 10 games, going 3-7. Their average scoring margin at home is -4.6 points per game.

Old Dominion has struggled against the spread this season, going just 6-20-1. Their ATS mark at home is just 3-12, and they have failed to cover in their last 3 games at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Monarchs are just 2-8 vs. the spread.

Old Dominion’s over/under record this season is 13-12-2 and the average scoring in their games is 147.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 149 is slightly higher than the average OU line in their games (146.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2. For the season, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.

In their recent matchup, the Old Dominion offense ended with 67 points against Appalachian State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 40.6% and made 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Chaunce Jenkins, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 16.3, while Vasean Allette also maintains a PPG average of 17.4 leading up to the game.

Coming into the game, Old Dominion will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 76.1 points per game (273rd). The Old Dominion defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 82 points and allowed Appalachian State to connect on 6 threes.