Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (5-6) vs South Alabama Jaguars (2-9)Date : 11/23/2018
Time : 3:00 PM
Location : Ladd-Peebles Stadium
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Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs South Alabama Jaguars
The South Alabama Jaguars return home to Ladd-Peebles Stadium for the regular season finale as they will host the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers for a Sun Belt clash, the opening kickoff is slated for 3:00 PM. Coastal Carolina will be seeking their 6th win of the season to earn bowl eligibility while South Alabama will be looking to move into next season.
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers's Latest Performance :
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are in year 2 of their FBS tenure and they already face bowl eligibility as they need one win to earn the accomplishment under 1st-year coach Joe Moglia. Coastal Carolina was unable to secure their 6th win last week on senior day as they got steamrolled against Georiga Southern 41-14. The Chanticleers have employed a 2 QB system ever since freshmen QB Bryce Carpenter went out with a shoulder injury and it has been effective. Freshmen Fred Payton had the better day out of the two QBs as he was able to go 8 for 14 for 89 yards and a TD. Payton and Kilton Anderson look identical in the stat sheet as Payton has thrown for 677 yards, 6 TDs, and 2 interceptions while Anderson has thrown for 748 yards, 7 TDs, and 2 interceptions. The running game has also been a two-headed monster but they were unable to get much going last week against Georiga Southern as sophomore CJ Marable racked up 45 yards on 12 carries and Marcus Outlow didn’t play. Marable and Outlow have combined for 1340 yards and 14 TDs on the ground which has been the way the Chanticleers want to play. Freshmen TE Isaiah Likely had the biggest game out of any pass catcher as he racked up 2 TDs on 4 catches for 13 yards. Likely has not been as big as a contributor this season for the Chanticleers as he enters this game with only 11 catches for 75 yards and 4 TDs. The defense was unable to stop the strong ground game of Georgia Southern but James Heft and Silas Kelly contributed 18 tackles.
South Alabama Jaguars's Latest Performance :
The South Alabama Jaguars are enduring their worst year since 2012 when they first entered the Division 1 ranks as they have not been good on both sides of the ball. The Jaguars are coming off a 48-38 loss to Lousiana-Lafayette as they were unable to stop the best team in the Sun Belt South division. Starting QB Evan Orth missed yet another game for the Jaguars which put senior Cole Garvin in the lineup once again which has been good and bad. Garvin had a solid outing against Lousiana-Lafayette as he was able to throw for 254 yards, 2 TDs, and only 1 interception while also contributing 50 yards on the ground. Orth has shown why he won the QB battle in fall camp as he has thrown 10 TDs compared to only 3 interceptions on the season while Garvin has thrown 3 TDs and 3 interceptions. RB Tra Minter was bottled up most of the game but he was still able to add 87 yards and a TD which puts his season total at 598 yards and 6 TDs. WR Kawaan Baker had a huge game for the Jaguars as he was able to rack up 44 yards and 2 TDs on the ground while also contributing 80 yards and 1 TD through the air. Baker has clearly been the best player for this 2-9 Jaguars team as he has racked up a combined 729 yards and 12 TDs on the season. The defense for the Jaguars has been non-existent all season long and their outing last week was another example of that as they had 48 points dropped on their head. Senior safety Nigel Lawerence led the way for the Jaguars with 10 tackles while Darian Mills came down with his 1st interception of the season.
How Coastal Carolina Chanticleers & South Alabama Jaguars Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Coastal Carolina is 5-5 ATS, 4-2 ATS on the road.
South Alabama is 3-6-1 ATS, 2-2-1 ATS at home.
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Coastal Carolina ranks 78th in the nation in team scoring as they score an average of 27.5 PPG while South Alabama ranks 116th as they score an average of 22.1 PPG.
Coastal Carolina ranks 97th in the nation in team defense as they hold opponents to an average of 32.6 PPG while South Alabama ranks 122nd as they hold opponents to an average of 38.9 PPG.
Against The Spread Selection: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers -1.5
My reason for the pick :
I will be backing the Chanticleers in this game as they have something to play for as South Alabama is looking forward to regrouping and move into next season. South Alabama has missed their starting QB as their bottom 15 offense hasn’t looked any better over the last few games. Coastal Carolina will be looking to unleash their two-headed monster at RB and pick apart one of the worst defenses in the nation. Coastal Carolina is young but they will all be hungry in obtaining the first bowl game in school history. I’d imagine they come out strong and grab a lead fast. Take Coastal to win.
Betting trends for Coastal Carolina Chanticleers:
- Coastal Carolina is 2-0 ATS when a road favorite this season.
Betting trends for South Alabama Jaguars:
- South Alabama is 1-5-1 ATS in Sun Belt matchups this season.