Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State - 3/9/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian State - 3/9/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (16-16) at Appalachian State Mountaineers (17-14)

College Basketball: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Holmes Convocation Center)

The Line: Appalachian State Mountaineers -4 -- Over/Under: 147

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The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (16-16, 8-12 CONF) and the Appalachian State Mountaineers (17-14, 11-9 CONF) will meet on Monday, March 9th for the 2nd Round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament at the Holmes Convocation Center in Boone, NC. The game will be played at 7:00 PM ET. 

Coastal Carolina defeated UT Arlington in the first round of the conference tournament, 63-62 in a nail-biter. Coastal Carolina could be one of the sleepers of this tournament, as their offense can be really special at times. Appalachian State defeated ULM in their last regular-season game of the season, 61-57. Appalachian State will be the host of this game as they are the higher seed. 

Coastal Carolina scores 78.4 points per game on 45.0 percent field goal shooting this season. Coastal Carolina’s leading scorer is G DeVante Jones, who scores 17.0 points per game. The leading rebounder for Coastal Carolina is F Tommy Burton, who earns 7.4 rebounds per game. Coastal Carolina allows 76.5 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +1.9 scoring differential so far this season. Coastal Carolina also earns 40.4 rebounds, 13.6 assists, 2.7 blocks, and 7.5 steals per game as a team. 

Appalachian State scores 68.3 points per game on 43.1 percent field goal shooting this season. Appalachian State’s leading scorer is G Justin Forrest, who scores 17.3 points per game. The leading rebounder for Appalachian State is F Issac Johnson, who earns 7.7 rebounds per game. Appalachian State allows 66.8 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +1.5 scoring differential so far this season. Appalachian State also earns 35.2 rebounds, 11.6 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 7.4 steals per game as a team. 

Coastal Carolina is 13-17 against the spread this season and 5-5 against the spread in their last ten games. Coastal Carolina is also 6-7 against the spread on the road so far this season. Appalachian State 14-14-2 against the spread this season and 5-4-1 against the spread in their last ten games. Appalachian State is also 4-9 against the spread at home so far this season.

Let it be known that Coastal Carolina just beat Appalachian State on the road by seven points. Coastal Carolina has also got a victory under their belts in this tournament, therefore they will be motivated as ever after a big win. I like Coastal Carolina and the points in this spot. As I have said before, defense wins championships, offense catches covers. 

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