The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will take on the Fresno State Bulldogs in the title game of The Basketball Classic 2022 at 6 p.m. ET on Friday at the HTC Center. Fresno State is 22-13 overall and 5-8 on the road, while the Chanticleers are 19-13 overall and 13-6 at home. The Bulldogs have won six straight games as favorites.
The Bulldogs are favored by three points in the latest Fresno State vs. Coastal Carolina odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 126.5. Before entering any Coastal Carolina vs. Fresno State picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Fresno State vs. Coastal Carolina spread: Fresno State -3
- Fresno State vs. Coastal Carolina over-under: 126.5 points
What you need to know about Fresno State
Fresno State could not quite overcome the top teams in the Mountain West this season, losing to San Diego State in the Mountain West Tournament. The Bulldogs have bounced back with an excellent three-game run in this event, beating Eastern Washington, Youngstown State and Southern Utah. They raced out to a 20-6 lead against Southern Utah on Monday night and held a double-digit lead the rest of the way.
Junior forward Orlando Robinson led the team with 20 points and seven rebounds, hitting 9 of 15 attempts from the floor. He has been the leading scorer throughout the season, averaging 19.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Fresno State has covered the spread in four of its last five road games.
What you need to know about Coastal Carolina
Coastal Carolina had an excellent finish to the regular season, winning four of its final five games. The Chanticleers had their NCAA Tournament hopes dashed in a 70-64 loss to Georgia Southern in the Sun Belt Tournament. They responded with a pair of blowout wins over Maryland-Eastern Shore and Florida Gulf Coast before getting past South Alabama in overtime on Monday.
Rudi Williams knocked down a 3-pointer with one second remaining in overtime to lead his team to The Basketball Classic title game. Williams scored 17 points on 8 of 10 shooting, while Vince Cole added 16 points. The Chanticleers have covered the spread in six of their last seven games.
How to make Coastal Carolina vs. Fresno State picks
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