The Mountaineers and Chanticleers are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Chanticleers will host the game at The HTC Center in Conway, SC. The Mountaineers are favored in this Sun Belt conference showdown. The game's over/under is currently at 149 points.

APPALACHIAN STATE MOUNTAINEERS VS COASTAL CAROLINA CHANTICLEERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +8.5

This game will be played at The HTC Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 11th.

WHY BET THE COASTAL CAROLINA CHANTICLEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-65 in favor of the Chanticleers.
  • Not only will Coastal Carolina pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can Appalachian State Live Up to the Hype on the Road?

Appalachian State is 11-4 overall and 1-1 in Sun Belt Conference play. The Mountaineers are 3-3 on the road this season, and their average scoring margin away from home is +4.2. They are 7-3 when favored, and they have been favored in 10 of their 15 games.

Over their last 10 road games, the Mountaineers have gone 5-5. In their most recent game, they lost to Troy by a score of 66-62. So far this season, Appalachian State has gone 10-3 in non-conference games.

On the season, Appalachian State has an ATS record of 7-6, but they have gone just 5-5 vs. the spread when favored. Their last three games as the favorite have resulted in a 1-2 ATS mark, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 6-4 vs. the spread. On the road this year, the Mountaineers have an ATS record of 3-3, and over their last 10 road games, they have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Appalachian State's over/under record for the season is 6-7 and the average over/under line in their games is 140.3. So far, 12 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's line of 149. In their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 141 points.

The Appalachian State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 62 points vs. Troy. Overall their field goal percentage was 41.1% while connecting on 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring was CJ Huntley with 13 points. Tre'Von Spillers also added 11 points for the Mountaineers.

So far this season, the Appalachian State defense has been performing well, ranking 42nd in the country at 64.9 points allowed per contest. Against Troy, the Mountaineers' defense gave up 66 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Troy only made 8 free-throws.

Do the Chanticleers Stand a Chance at Home?

Coastal Carolina has struggled at home this season, going just 1-7 compared to their 3-8 non-conference record. They are also coming off a loss to Louisiana-Lafayette, 85-77.

On the year, the Chanticleers are 4-10 overall and 1-2 in Sun Belt play. They are 1-7 as the underdog, and today they are getting 8.5 points.

Coastal Carolina has an ATS record of 8-4 this season, and they are 4-4 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Chanticleers have gone 7-3.

Coastal Carolina's over/under record for the season is 7-5 and their games have averaged 155.3 points. Today's over/under line of 149 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (150.9). So far, 4 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and those games have averaged 144 points.

In their previous game, the Chanticleers' offense finished with 77 points, which is right in line with their current average of 78.6 points per contest. The team's scoring leader is Kylan Blackmon, who holds an average of 13.3 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Ginika Ojiako is averaging 12.6 points per game this season.

So far, the Chanticleers' defense is ranked 277th in the country at 78.1 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, the Ragin' Cajuns finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 85 points vs. Coastal Carolina.