College of Charleston vs. Delaware - 3/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Delaware (21-10) at College of Charleston (17-13)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2:30 pm (Entertainment & Sports Arena)
The Line: College of Charleston -1 -- Over/Under: 142.5
The Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens (21-10, CONF 11-7) and College of Charleston Cougars (17-13, CONF 11-7) face off in the CAA tournament quarterfinals at the Entertainment and Sports Center in Washington D.C. The College of Charleston won each of the matchups this season and were also able to cover the spread.
Delaware has been good this season, but coming into this game they have lost two of the last three games.
In the last game against UNCW, Delaware’s offense has been strong putting up 82 points and that was enough for a victory.
The Blue Hens are led by guard Nate Darling who is averaging 21.1 points while shooting 44.7 percent from the field. In the last game against UNCW, Darling put up only 13 points, which is a positive sign the team can have success even when he isn’t dropping 20 points
Charleston was having some issues a few weeks ago losing four games in a row, but they got it right before the end of the regular season winning two games in a row. In each of the last five wins for the Cougars they have covered the spread, but in the last four losses they have failed to do so.
The College of Charleston is averaging 70.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 68.3 points per game. Over the last five games the Cougars offense hasn’t been as strong averaging 64.8 points per game.
The College of Charleston is led by guard Grant Riller who is averaging 21.7 points while shooting 50.1 percent from the field.
The over is 6-2 in Delaware’s last eight games as a home underdog. The over is 38-18-2 in Delaware’s last 58 games overall. The over is 10-3 in the College of Charleston’s last 13 games as a favorite.
The College of Charleston has won two straight games and they have more confidence heading into this game. Look for the Cougars offense to have success like they did in the last game against Delaware and that will be the difference. Back the College of Charleston to win this game and cover the spread.