Against The Spread Pick
The Jaguars have won five games in a row straight up and are closing the season hot. They average 71.4 ppg on a 46.6% shooting percentage and they can shut down the opposition with their 145th ranked defense. The Chanticleers, however, are not a normal offensive team. Their last game was a 90-60 dismantling of Troy in a game where they shot 60$ from the field as a team. They are 26th in the country in scoring at 78.2 ppg, but this is at the expense of a defense that is ranked 319th nationally. Even with that big win last time out we like South Alabama to cover here and perhaps even win outright as they have looked classy and confident during their five-game winning streak.
Over Under Pick
These are two teams that can score the basketball. The first time they played this season the final score totaled 150 points and each school has gone to the over in seven of its last nine games. This score will be pushed up by the ridiculous scoring rate of Coastal Carolina recently as they have scored at least 80 points in three of their last four contests. The Jaguars – and efficient shooting team in their own right – have beaten the over 14-11 this season, while the Chanticleers are an even stronger over play having a 16-9 over-under record this campaign. Play the over here even with a dauntingly high total to hit.