Coastal Carolina at Troy: 2/26/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Coastal Carolina at Troy: 2/26/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Troy Trojans (10-14) vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (13-6)

Game Info: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Trojan Arena)

Betting Odds: Troy Trojans +5 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and Troy Trojans face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at Trojan Arena.

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers come into this game with a 13-6 record overall but they have lost three of their last four games. The one win though did come in their last game against Georgia Southern, a game they won by ten points. The defense was elite by Coastal Carolina giving up only 55 points and that led to the victory. Coastal Carolina on the season is averaging 74.6 points per game while their defense is giving up 69.4 points per game. Coastal Carolina is shooting 43.2 percent from the field and 35.9 percent from behind the three point line. DeVante Jones has been the best player for Coastal Carolina averaging 20.5 points while shooting 49.8 percent from the field and 40.8 percent from behind the three point line. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Troy Trojans who currently sit with a 10-14 record overall and coming into this game they have lost five games in a row. In the last game against Georgia State the offense scored only 53 points and that led to a 12 point loss. Troy on the season is averaging 62 points per game while their defense is giving up 69.9 points per game. Troy is only shooting 38.9 percent from the field and 28.4 percent from behind the three point line. Forward Nick Stimpley has been the best player for Troy averaging 12.3 points while shooting 46.2 percent from the field and 30.3 percent from behind the three point line. 

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The under is 12-2 in Coastal Carolina’s last 14 games against the Sun Belt. The under is 9-3 in Troy’s last 12 games played on Friday. The underdog is 7-1 against the spread in the last eight meetings played between the two teams. The road team is 6-2 against the spread in the last eight meetings played between Coastal Carolina and Troy. 

Coastal Carolina even on the road is the better team and their defense is going to be the difference in this game. Look for Coastal Carolina to have no issue coming away with a win and a cover of the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Coastal Carolina -5

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