The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and the South Alabama Jaguars will face off at 8 p.m. ET on Monday in the semifinals of The Basketball Classic 2022 at the Mitchell Center. South Alabama is 21-11 overall and 15-2 at home, while Coastal Carolina is 18-13 overall and 4-5 on the road. The Chanticleers came up short at home in a 71-68 final when these teams met during the regular season.
The Jaguars are favored by three points in the latest South Alabama vs. Coastal Carolina odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 137.5. Before entering any Coastal Carolina vs. South Alabama picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- South Alabama vs. Coastal Carolina spread: South Alabama -3
- South Alabama vs. Coastal Carolina over-under: 138 points
What you need to know about South Alabama
South Alabama put together a solid regular-season campaign, but its NCAA Tournament hopes were dashed in the first round of the Sun Belt Tournament. The Jaguars have taken advantage of an opportunity in this postseason event, beating Southeastern Louisiana and South Carolina Upstate in a pair of close games. They can lock up a spot in the TBC title game with a win on Monday night.
Senior guard Charles Manning Jr. leads South Alabama with 15.4 points and 3.5 assists per game, but he left last week's game against SC Upstate with an ankle injury after just eight minutes on the court. He is questionable to play against Coastal Carolina, but senior guard Jay Jay Chandler (15.3) and senior forward Javon Franklin (12.0) are both double-digit scorers as well. South Alabama has covered the spread in four of its last five home games against Coastal Carolina.
What you need to know about Coastal Carolina
Coastal Carolina got hot down the stretch of the regular season, winning four of its final five games, with the lone loss coming against South Alabama. The Chanticleers suffered an upset loss in the opening round of the Sun Belt Tournament as well, though. They have cruised through the first two rounds of this event, taking down Maryland-Eastern Shore and Florida Gulf Coast by double digits.
Senior guard Vince Cole has been the team's leading scorer this season, averaging 15.4 points per game. Senior guard Rudi Williams is scoring 14.4 points, while sophomore center Essam Mostafa is chipping in 13.2 points and 9.6 rebounds. They have covered the spread in five of their last six games.
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