Against The Spread Pick
Both teams are looking like contenders in the Sun Belt Conference this season. Arkansas Little Rock enters this game with a record of 11-7, which includes a 5-2 conference record. However, the Trojans have lost two games in a row, which includes a 43-52 loss at home against the South Alabama Jaguars. They will look to end the losing streak when they travel to take on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. Meanwhile, Coastal Carolina enters this game with a record of 11-7 and a conference record of 4-3. However, they have won three of their previous four games, including an 82-77 road win over UT-Arlington. I look for the Chanticleers to come away with the win and cover against the Trojans on Thursday.
Over Under Pick
The Trojans are one of the lowest-scoring teams in the nation. The Trojans enter this game averaging 68.94 points per game, which ranks 243rd in college basketball. However, they have one of the better defenses in the Sun Belt as they are limiting opponents to 66.94 points per game. Meanwhile, the Chanticleers are one of the most explosive teams in college basketball. They enter this game averaging the 19th most points per game in the nation with 80.44. Defensively they are only average as they are allowing 73.28 points per game. I look for this game to go under the posted total in this spot.