Coastal Carolina vs LA-Monroe Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/5/24

Louisiana-Monroe (11-18) vs Coastal Carolina (8-21)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 6:00 pm (Pensacola Bay Center)

Betting Odds: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks -1.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and the LA-Monroe Warhawks meet Tuesday in Sun Belt Tournament college basketball action from Pensacola Bay Center. Coastal Carolina is 8-21 so far. The Chanticleers lost to James Madison in their last game. As for LA-Monroe, they’re 11-18 and coming off a loss to South Alabama. Let’s get into our Coastal Carolina vs. LA-Monroe prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Pick Dawgz.

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

The Chanticleers were sitting at 6-14 at the 20-game mark this year. Things haven’t been much better on a 2-7 run since then. The losses in that time have come versus James Madison, Marshall, LA-Monroe, Georgia State, Old Dominion, Arkansas State and James Madison again.

In the rematch with James Madison on Friday, the Chanticleers faced a 43-28 deficit by halftime. Coastal Carolina got better in the second half with 48 points but still lost 86-76. Ginika Ojiako was tops in scoring with 19 points and eight rebounds in 32 minutes of work.

LA-Monroe Warhawks

Over on the Warhawks’ side, they were 7-14 to start out the season. LA-Monroe hit a 4-1 run from there with wins over Coastal Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Southern Miss and Louisiana. Since then it’s been three straight losses to Troy, Texas State and South Alabama, however.

In the South Alabama matchup on Friday, the Warhawks were up 36-34 going into the second half. LA-Monroe lost the handle from there on a 46-33 deficit and fell 80-69 in the end. Nika Metskhvarishvili was the leading team scorer on 18 points and three rebounds.

ANDREW’S FREE COASTAL CAROLINA VS LA-MONROE PREDICTION

I’ll lean toward LA-Monroe here. It’s probably a coin flip, though. The Warhawks didn’t shoot very well against South Alabama in their last outing (39.1 percent) and gave up 55.6 percent on the other side. That said, LA-Monroe did rebound well (37) and had just five turnovers. Scoring has been a struggle for the Warhawks lately. They’ve been below 70 points in five of the last six games.

The last time these teams met up was a 79-75 home win for LA-Monroe. both teams shot fairly well overall in that one, and each had at least 35 rebounds. The Warhawks were pretty rough from the line at 58.1 percent though, so they’ll need to sharpen up for this rematch. I think LA-Monroe covers/wins, but it’ll be a tight game.

Andrew’s Pick LA-Monroe Warhawks -1.5

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