The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (7-5, 0-1 SBC) visit South Alabama to play the Jaguars (6-5, 0-1 SBC) in what should be a high-scoring game. Action gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 21, 2019.
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In the Chanticleers’ last game, they lost big to the Troy Trojans, 77-59. Coastal Carolina’s Keishawn Brewton had a solid performance, leading the team in scoring with 12 points on 5-for-13 shooting. Troy did a terrific job of making free throws (19-25; 76.0 percent). Coastal Carolina, on the other hand, held the Trojans to an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.0 (below their season average of 33.6).
The Jaguars are trying to rebound after their 81-71 loss to the Appalachian State Mountaineers in their last game. Andre Fox was South Alabama’s high scorer with 24 points on 8-for-18 shooting. Appalachian State’s free throw rate was their biggest strength over South Alabama. The Mountaineers had a rate of 0.246 (below their season average of 0.252), while the Jaguars posted a mark of 0.158 (below their season average of 0.292).
It might turn into a high-scoring affair as a pair of the NCAA’s premier offenses go head-to-head. South Alabama ranks 39th with 111.4 points per 100 possessions and Coastal Carolina is 28th (113.1).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after splitting two games last season. In the most recent contest, the Chanticleers won 92-70. Coastal Carolina’s rebounding was their biggest strength. The Chanticleers had 14 offensive rebounds and 38 total rebounds, while the Jaguars had five and 21, respectively.
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs. South Alabama Jaguars Odds Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – South Alabama, ATS Winner – South Alabama, O/U – Under
The Jaguars average 7.7 steals per game, which ranks 57th in the country. The Chanticleers rank 106th in steals allowed per game (6.7).
Coastal Carolina averages 14.3 assists per game, which ranks 81st in the NCAA. South Alabama ranks 91st in assists allowed per game (12.1).
South Alabama ranks 80th in three pointers allowed per game (20.6) while Coastal Carolina ranks 248th (28.3).
The Chanticleers rank 42nd in rebounds per game (39.7) while the Jaguars rank 207th (33.2).
Coastal Carolina ranks 13th in blocks allowed per game (2.0) while South Alabama ranks 79th (3.2).
The Jaguars have been outscored by an average of 2.4 points in their last five games. For the season, South Alabama has defeated opponents by an average of 4.0 points.
During their last five games, the Chanticleers have scored an average of 89.6 points per game (7.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 78.4 points per game (4.3 above their season average).