Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs South Alabama Jaguars Prediction, Picks and Game Preview - 03/28/2022

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 8:00 pm ET, Monday, March 28, 2022
Venue:  Mitchell Center, Mobile, AL 
Where to Watch:  ESPN+

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  CCU +2.5, USA -2.5; Over/Under:  137.5 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  CCU +3.5, USA -3.5; Over/Under:  137.5 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  CCU +3.5, USA -3.5; Over/Under:  137.5 points
 

Season Record

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers:  18-13 (7th place, Sun Belt)
South Alabama Jaguars:  21-11 (5th place, Sun Belt)
 
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Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs South Alabama Jaguars Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers:  4-1 last 5
South Alabama Jaguars:  3-2 last 5
 
 
 

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Analysis

CCU is coming into this game with a 18-13 record overall and they are 4-5 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They have won 5 of their last 6 games and are coming into this one on a 2 game winning streak. Their last loss was against the Georgia Southern Eagles while their 5 wins in that span came against the Troy Trojans, the Arkansas State Red Wolves, the Little Rock Trojans, the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks, and the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles in their last game. Rudi Williams led the team in points in that game with 24 while Essam Mostafa were both next on the team with 23 points each. Ebrima Dibba led the team in assists in that game with 9 while Mostafa led the team in rebounds with 14. They were 47.1% from the field, 25.3% from 3-point range, and 76.5% from the free throw line with their shooting in that game. Their offense is averaging 72.9 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 64.6 PPG against them. CCU has an ATS record of 15-12 this season and their O/U record is 13-14.
 
 

South Alabama Jaguars Analysis

USA is coming into this game with a 21-11 record overall and they are 15-2 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have won 3 of their last 4 games and are coming into this one on a 2 game winning streak. Their last loss was against the Little Rock Trojans while their 3 wins in that span have come against the UT-Arlington Mavericks, the Southeastern Louisiana Lions, and the USC Upstate Spartans in their last game. Javon Franklin led the team in points in that game with 28 while Tyrell Jones was next on the team with 13 points. Jones led the team in assists in that game with 6 while Franklin led the team in rebounds with 7. They were 58.8% from the field, 46.2% from 3-point range, and 68% from the free throw line with their shooting in that game. Their offense is averaging 71.7 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 63.8 PPG against them. USA has an ATS record of 15-13 this season and their O/U record is 13-15.
 

 

Coastal Carolina vs South Alabama Prediction

South Alabama is coming into this game as a 2.5 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. CCU has been playing well recently with 5 wins in their last 6 games. Their last loss came in their Sun Belt tourney where they lost by 6 points but they have won 2 straight games in this tourney since then. Both of their games in this tourney have been at home and even though they won both games by double digits, they struggled a little during the season against conference opponents. They happen to be facing one of their conference opponents in this game in the tourney and South Alabama has had a lot more success this season winning against conference opponents and just winning games in general. USA is also playing well recently with 3 wins in their last 4 games but their wins have been much closer recently. USA has played in some close games but this is a team they know how to play against as they have beaten them already in the only game played against them this season and they were on the road for it. Now USA is at home here and CCU has not been great on the road as they are 4-5 this season. This is a game that USA should come away with the win in and cover the spread here.
 
Coastal Carolina South Alabama Prediction:  Our NCAAB Pick for Monday, March 28, 2022 (8:00 pm ET start time) is USA 71 CCU 64.
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NCAAB Betting Trends

 
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers: 14-9 ATS in a postseason tournament game. 22-17 OVER as a road underdog of 6 points or less or pick. 6-2 OVER in tournament semi-final games.
South Alabama Jaguars: 17-30 ATS as a favorite. 32-17 OVER as a favorite. 22-15 OVER in all home games.
 

Key Injuries

 
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers:  None.
South Alabama Jaguars:  None.
 

Notable Quotes

 
“That’s one of the better games we’ve played. I would say this game and the South Carolina game, those two games had similarities with the way that we played. ... We were able to go at these teams on offense and defense.” - Cliff Ellis on his team’s win against FGCU in the last round.
 
 
“Javon Franklin tonight was incredible. It’s one of the best individual performances since I’ve been here. He was incredible, the way he just put us on his back and scored around the rim. … He’s just tough.” - Richie Riley on Javon Franklin in his team’s win against USC Upstate in the last round.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
V. Cole 
E. Dibba 
G. Green 
E. Mostafa 
R. Williams
 
South Alabama Jaguars
A. Anderson 
J. Chandler 
J. Franklin 
K. Goncalves 
C. Manning
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
PPG: V. Cole (15.4)
APG: E. Dibba (5.7)
Reb/G: E. Mostafa (9.4)
 
South Alabama Jaguars
PPG: C. Manning Jr. (15.7)
APG: C. Manning Jr. (3.6)
Reb/G: J. Franklin (7.5)
 
Coaches:
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers: Cliff Ellis (15th season)
South Alabama Jaguars: Richie Riley (4th season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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