The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (7-5) face off against the San Jose State Spartans (7-5) on Saturday, December 23rd. This game will be played at Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex in Honolulu and televised on ESPN. San Jose State is coming off a win in their previous game, while Coastal Carolina is looking to get back on track from a loss to the James Madison. Kickoff is set for 10:30 ET.
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs San Jose State Spartans
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, Coastal Carolina took on James Madison and lost by a score of 56-14. The Chanticleers trailed James Madison by -28 going into the 4th quarter. Ethan Vasko found the endzone in multiple ways against James Madison, throwing for 254 yards and one touchdown in addition to rushing for one touchdown.
Coastal Carolina and James Madison combined for 70 points in the game, which was enough to surpass the over/under line of 51 points. In addition to losing straight-up, Coastal Carolina did not cover the spread as 4.5-point underdogs.
So far, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are 7-5, including going 3-3 on the road and 2-2 at home.
Coastal Carolina has gone into three games as the favorite this season and seven games as the underdog. Their ATS record is currently 6-4. In 12 games played, the average over/under line for Coastal Carolina’s games has been set at 55.8 points. These contests have seen an average combined score of 52.7 points, resulting in an OU record of 3-7.
The San Jose State Spartans Are Coming Off A Win
San Jose State is coming off a 37-31 win over UNLV and were able to hold on despite UNLV cutting into their 30-27 lead going into the 4th quarter. In the win vs. UNLV, quarterback Chevan Cordeiro finished with a QB rating of 128.53 while completing 19 of 26 passes for 249 yards. He also ended the game with two touchdowns.
Going into the game, San Jose State was the underdog at +1, giving them both a straight-up and ATS win. The over hit in this matchup as the line was 58.5 pre-game.
This season, the San Jose State Spartans are currently 7-5. So far this season, they have played six road games and five at home.
San Jose State has gone into five games as the favorite this season and six games as the underdog. Their ATS record is currently 8-3. The average point total in San Jose State’s 12 games is currently 59.1 points per game. This has led to an over/under record of 7-4 for the Spartans.
Coastal Carolina Offense Breakdown
The Chanticleers’ offense is set to face San Jose State while averaging 157.8 rushing yards per game and 4 yards per attempt. In the national rankings, they currently stand at 68th for rushing yards and 35th for passing yards, with an average of 266.8 yards per matchup. Overall, Coastal Carolina is putting up 28 points per game, which is 54th nationally.
The team’s leading passer is Grayson McCall, who has tallied 1919 passing yards with a completion percentage of 67.4%. He’s currently averaging 8.6 yards per pass attempt.
San Jose State Offense Breakdown
As they prepare to face the Coastal Carolina, the Spartans’ offense is averaging 188.6 rushing yards per game and 5 yards per attempt. Nationally, they are 31st in rushing yards and 75th in passing yards, on an average of 219.1 yards per matchup. San Jose State has averaged 33.3 points per game so far. This figure places them 32nd in the nation.
Chevan Cordeiro leads the team in passing, accumulating 2549 passing yards. Additionally, he’s showcased his versatility by ranking 3rd in rushing yards for the team. This season, he’s rushed 74 times for 213 yards, and has a passing completion percentage of 62.3%.
Coastal Carolina Team Defense
Looking at this week’s game, the Coastal Carolina defense stands at 92nd in points allowed, permitting 24.7 points on average per game. So far, opposing teams have managed 211.5 passing yards per game against them (71st). On the ground, they’re conceding 168.7 rushing yards, ranking them 120th in college football.
San Jose State Team Defense
In terms of passing yards allowed per game, San Jose State’s defense is ranked 178th. Opponents, on average, attempt 27.2 passes against the Spartans. They are allowing 25.8 PPG, which places them 97th in college football. Their rush defense ranks 128th in the NCAA.
Coastal Carolina vs San Jose State Trends
- On the road, Coastal Carolina has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.
- At home, San Jose State has gone 5-0 against the spread (last five).
- Looking back at the last five times San Jose State went into a game as the underdog, their ATS mark was 3-2.
- Looking back on the last five times Coastal Carolina was favored, their ATS record was 3-2.
Heading into this week’s matchup San Jose State’s offense has struggled to convert on third downs. I don’t anticipate a sudden turnaround, and my pick is to take Coastal Carolina at +9.5.
Our model sees the over/under line for this matchup being to low and like the outlook of this game surpassing 54.5 points. The betting model spit out this game finishing with a combined 56 points.
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