Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Trojans versus the Chanticleers? Tip off is at at 2:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at The HTC Center in Conway, SC. The Trojans are the favorites in this Sun Belt conference matchup the against the Chanticleers. The over/under for the game is set at 153.5 points.


The Pick: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +3

This game will be played at The HTC Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.


  • 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 +3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will the Troy Defense Show Up on the Road?

Heading into today's matchup, the Trojans hold a 6-6 record. On the road, Troy is 0-5, while at home they are 3-1. As Troy enters today's game, their ATS record sits at 6-3. Looking at their performance over the past five games, the team is 3-1 vs. the spread.

Through 12 games, Troy has an over/under record of 6-3-0 with their games averaging a combined 153.8 points per game so far. The Trojans' last five games have finished with a combined 152 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.

In their recent game, the Trojans' offense concluded with 88 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 83.2 points per contest. The Troy offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 25.9 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 36% of their looks from outside this season.

On the defensive side, Troy is currently hovering around the NCAA's average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. Eastern Kentucky, the Colonels finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 81 points vs. Troy.

Is an Upset Waiting to Happen at Home?

In their most recent game, Coastal Carolina lost to North Carolina A&T (85-82), bringing their overall record to 3-8. In road games this season, the Chanticleers are 0-2, while they are 1-6 when playing at home. As of now, Coastal Carolina holds a 6-3 record against the spread for the season. In their last five games, they are 2-2 vs. the spread.

In 11 games, Coastal Carolina comes in with an over/under mark of 6-3-0, with their games averaging 159 points per game. Looking at the Chanticleers' last three games, their over/under record is 3-0 with their games averaging 166 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Chanticleers' offense tallied 82 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 80.6 points per game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Ginika Ojiako who comes into today's matchup averaging 13.4. Jacob Meyer also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.3.

At present, the Chanticleers' defense is nationally ranked 261st, allowing 79.5 points per game. So far, the Coastal Carolina defense is giving up an average of 11.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.6 times per game (584th).