Planning on watching today’s Thundering Herd and Chanticleers game? Catch the action at The HTC Center in Conway, SC, as the Chanticleers hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. Marshall come into this Sun Belt conference matchup as the -4.5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 156.5 points.

MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD VS COASTAL CAROLINA CHANTICLEERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +4.5

This game will be played at The HTC Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE COASTAL CAROLINA CHANTICLEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Chanticleers.
  • Not only will Coastal Carolina pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 156.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will Marshall Shock Everyone at The HTC Center?

Marshall comes into this game as the favorite, as they are 8-6 this season when favored. So far, they have gone 12-14 overall and 7-6 in Sun Belt Conference play. They have lost their last two games and have a record of 4-9 on the road.

Over their last ten games on the road, the Thundering Herd have gone 3-7, and they are 1-4 in their last five. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -8.5 points per game, and they are currently on a four-game losing streak.

Marshall has an ATS record of 11-14 this season. On the road, they are 5-8 vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Thundering Herd have gone 7-7 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Marshall is 6-4 vs. the spread.

Marshall’s over/under record for the season is 8-16-1 and the average over/under line in their games is 154.4. So far, 17 of their games have finished with less points than today’s over/under line of 156.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points and their over/under record during this span is 1-2.

Compared to their season average of 75 points per game, Marshall struggled in their previous game. Against Appalachian State, the Thundering Herd scored 58 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 32.8%. Obinna Anochili-Killen is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Kevon Voyles brings a PPG average of 14 into the game.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Marshall is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 76.3 points per game (273rd). On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.4 threes per game vs. Coastal Carolina. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.2%.

Will the Chanticleers Win at Home?

Coastal Carolina comes into this game as a 4.5-point underdog, and they are 3-14 this season when listed as the underdog. They are 4-9 at home this year, and their average scoring margin at home is -5.8 points per game.

Overall, the Chanticleers are 7-17 this season, and they have gone 4-9 in Sun Belt play. They have won two straight games at home, and they are 4-6 in their last 10 games at home.

Coastal Carolina’s ATS record this season is 12-9-1, and they are 7-6 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 3 games as the underdog, the Chanticleers are 1-2 ATS, and their ATS mark as the underdog this season is 10-6-1. In their last 10 games as the underdog, Coastal Carolina has gone 4-5-1 vs. the spread.

Coastal Carolina’s over/under record for the season sits at 14-8 and today’s line of 156.5 is higher than the average OU line in its games (150.5). So far, 11 of its games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 158 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 7-3.

Coastal Carolina’s offense had a good outing, putting up 82 points against Georgia Southern. They achieved a 56.8% field goal percentage and went 24/38 from the free-throw line. The team’s top scorer is Jacob Meyer, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 14.1, while Ginika Ojiako also maintains a PPG average of 12.5 leading up to the game.

Coming into the game, Coastal Carolina will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 79.7 points per game (315th). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Coastal Carolina’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.8% this season.