The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will look to avenge an earlier loss to the Arkansas State Red Wolves when they meet in the first round of the 2023 Sun Belt Tournament on Tuesday. The Red Wolves (12-19, 4-14 Sun Belt), who placed 13th in the conference standings, have won three of the last five meetings with Coastal Carolina, including a 73-57 win at Jonesboro, Ark., on Feb. 4. The Chanticleers (11-19, 5-13), who placed 12th in the league, are looking to snap a three-game losing skid. Both teams have struggled down the stretch. Arkansas State is 3-14 over its last 17 games, while Coastal Carolina is 1-10 in its last 11.
The game from the Bay Center in Pensacola, Fla., will tip off at 6 p.m. ET. Arkansas State is averaging 65.3 points per game, while Coastal Carolina averages 73.5. The Chanticleers are 2-point favorites in the latest Arkansas State vs. Coastal Carolina odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 137.5. Before making any Arkansas State vs. Coastal Carolina picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Arkansas State vs. Coastal Carolina spread: Coastal Carolina -2
- Arkansas State vs. Coastal Carolina over/under: 137.5 points
- Arkansas State vs. Coastal Carolina money line: Coastal Carolina -135, Arkansas State +115
- ARST: The Red Wolves are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall
- CCU: The Chanticleers are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games after allowing more than 90 points in their previous game
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Why Coastal Carolina can cover
Senior guard Antonio Daye is coming off a monster performance in the loss at Troy on Friday. He scored a season-high 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He has reached double-figure scoring in four of the last five games, including three games of 20 or more points. He has produced three double-doubles on the year, the last coming in a 75-69 loss at James Madison on Jan. 26, when he scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. For the season, Daye is averaging 12.3 points, 4.4 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game.
Senior guard Linton Brown has provided a spark off the bench, although he has started six of his 28 games played. The St. Bonaventure transfer is averaging 8.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and nearly one assist per game. He has reached double-figure scoring in five of his past nine games, including 19 points at James Madison. He is nearly automatic from the free-throw line, connecting on 85.7% of his foul shots.
Why Arkansas State can cover
Junior guard Caleb Fields has been red hot of late. He scored 19 points in the first meeting with the Chanticleers and has scored in double figures in each of the last three games. He nearly produced a triple-double on Friday in the win at Louisiana Monroe, scoring 15 points, grabbing eight rebounds and dishing out eight assists. He has one double-double on the season, a 17-point and 10-assist effort in an 87-78 overtime loss to Marshall on Jan. 21.
Senior forward Omar El-Sheikh has also been solid of late. He has reached double-figure scoring in each of the last five games, and registered four double-doubles in that stretch. For the season, he has 11 double-doubles. He scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in Wednesday's loss at Louisiana. In 28.2 minutes per game, he is averaging 11.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals.
How to make Arkansas State vs. Coastal Carolina picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 138 combined points. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in over 50% of simulations. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
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