Coastal Carolina vs James Madison Prediction & Best Bets
Coastal Carolina is on the road playing James Madison at the Atlantic Union Bank Center stadium on Thursday, 1/26/2023 @ 7:00pm EST. James Madison -13 was the opening favorite and current line is James Madison -11.75.
Coastal Carolina's Chanticleers (10-10, 4-4 Sun Belt) visit Harrisonburg, Virginia and Atlantic Union Bank Center on Thursday to play James Madison's Dukes (13-8, 4-4 Sun Belt). Coastal Carolina's two-game winning streak was snapped on Monday when Chicago State defeated the Chanticleers 74-70. Southern Miss defeated James Madison on Saturday, and the Dukes have lost four of their last six games. James Madison and Coastal Carolina do not have any players on their respective injury lists.
The defense of Coastal Carolina needs to be tightened
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers allow an average of 71.8 points (251st) per game, while their opponents average 42.1% (123rd) from the field overall and 34.5% (249th) from beyond the arc. With a field goal shooting percentage of 44.7% (117th) and a three-point shooting percentage of 32.6% (260th), Coastal Carolina scores 75.8 points per game (87th). Coastal Carolina's leading scorer is Jomaru Brown, who averages 15.3 points per game. From behind the arc, Brown scores 30.0% and 45.9% respectively. Coastal Carolina's second leading scorer, Essam Mostafa, averages 13.5 points per game and shoots 56.3%. Coastal Carolina's next five top scorers score between 38.3% and 43.1%. Coastal Carolina's leading assist man, Henry Abraham, averages 3.5 assists per game. Mostafa leads Coastal Carolina with 10.4 boards per game, averaging 38.3 boards per game. As a steal leader, Brown averages 2.0 per game, while Jimmy Nichols averages 1.1 blocked shots per game.
The offense of James Madison is difficult to contain
James Madison is 5th in the nation with an average of 84.5 points per game. Duke has a field goal shooting percentage of 48.4% (22nd) and a three-point shooting percentage of 35.8% (85th). The James Madison defense holds opponents to an average of 67.5 points per game (133rd). On average, opponents shoot 41.8% (98th) from the field and 30.5% (48th) from three-point range. James Madison's leading scorer, Vado Morse, scores 13.0 points per game, but he makes 38.8% overall and 37.9% from beyond the arc. Edwards scores 12.3 points per game and makes 58.4% overall and 56.2% from long distance. A very balanced scoring attack with four players averaging between 10.4 points and 13.0 points per game. Four players contribute between 10.4 and 13.0 points per game to James Madison's balanced offense. Averaging 2.4 assists per game, Morse leads the team. As a team, James Madison grabs 38.4 rebounds per game, led by Mezie Offurum's 5.3 boards. Takal Molson has the highest average of steals per game (1.6 per game) and Alonzo Sule has the highest average of blocked shots (0.8 per game).
On the season, James Madison is 12-6 ATS and has covered the spread in two of his previous three games. Currently, the Dukes have an offense that scores an average of 84.5 points per game, which is fifth highest in the nation, along with 48.4% of field goals made. The Chanticleers have failed to beat the spread in two of their last three road games. In two of its last three road games, Coastal Carolina has failed to beat the spread, and the Chanticleers give up too much on defense. They allow an average of 71.8 points per game. James Madison allows only 29.7 boards per game, compared to Coastal Carolina's 32.7 rebounds per game, which is 272nd.
Coastal Carolina Highlights
With a power ranking of 312, Coastal Carolina is ranked #83 in offense (scoring an average of 76.05 per game), #245 in defense (allowing an average of 71.63 points to be scored against them per game) and are 10-10 (8-9 ATS) this season.
James Madison Highlights
James Madison Dukes has a power ranking of 144 and are #2 for offense (scoring an average of 85.60 per game), #128 for defense (giving up an average of 71.63 points per game) and 13-7 (11-6 ATS) overall. Coastal Carolina went 0-0 (0-0 ATS) in their last 3 matchups against James Madison.
Curated Picks & Predictions
- Based on the current lines, Oddsmakers predict the score to be COCAR 87.375, JMU 63.875.
- 53% of SportsJaw users predict Coastal Carolina Chanticleers to cover.
- OddsShark's prediction is James Madison will win, coastal carolina will cover, and the total will go under.
- 55% picked Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on Covers.com
- SportsJaw's ScoreCaster prediction: Chanticleers 65 to Dukes 75.
Our prediction: Chanticleers 65 to Dukes 75.
Written by SportsJaw Staff
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The Dukes have a stronger offense and the Dukes have a slightly better defense. The Panthers won more games straight up and against the spread over their last 3 matchups. Adjusted score predictions based on power rankings and strength of schedule: Chanticleers 69 to Dukes 77.
After crunching 8 relative data points, our relative predictions model has a 63% confidence Dukes will cover the spread - view the Coastal Carolina vs James Madison infographic for details on this prediction.