The Toledo Rockets and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers meet in college hoops action from the Baha Mar Convention Center on Wednesday afternoon.
The Toledo Rockets will look to build on a 68-67 win over Tulane in their last matchup. Heading into the matchup with Tulane, Ryan Rollins leads the Rockets in scoring with 18.3 PPG along with 4 RPG and a team-high 3.3 APG while JT Shumate has 15.7 PPG with a team-high 8.7 RPG. RayJ Dennis has 10.3 PPG with 4 RPG and 3.3 APG of his own to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Toledo up to this point in the year. Setric Millner Jr. also has 9 PPG and 8 RPG as well this season. As a team, Toledo is averaging 76.8 PPG on 45.9% shooting from the field, 35.1% from three and 77% from the foul line while allowing 75 PPG on 46.4% shooting from the field and 31.2% from three this season.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will want to build on a 64-61 win over Valparaiso last time out. Essam Mostafa leads the Chants in scoring and rebounding with 17.5 PPG and 12.5 RPG while Vince Cole has 14 PPg with 3 RPG and Rudi Williams also has 12 PPG and 3.5 APG. Ebrima Dibba has 10 PPG with a team-high 4.5 APG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Coastal Carolina up to this point in the season. As a team, Coastal Carolina is averaging 72.7 PPG on 41.5% shooting from the field, 26.6% from three and 60.8% from the foul line while allowing 66.3 PPG on 40.3% shooting from the field and 31.6% from three this season.
Toledo is 0-5-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 neutral site games as an underdog. Coastal Carolina is 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games following an ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the under is 11-4 in their last 15 games overall.
I get why Toledo would be favored here as the Rockets have had their fair share of success already this season. However, the Rockets have also been involved in a lot closer games than they should’ve been, like the games against Tulane and Valparaiso. Coastal Carolina hasn’t had as many reps this season so far, but I think the Chants and the points are worth a look in a game I see coming down to the wire.