The 2021 CBI Championship Game will take place on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET in Daytona Beach at the Ocean Center. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (18-7) will take on the Pepperdine Waves (14-12) and both teams would love to end their season on a high note with a trophy. The Chanticleers bested Bryant and Stetson on their way to the 2021 CBI Championship Game, while Pepperdine beat Longwood and Bellarmine to get to the title game.
The Waves are favored by five-points, while the over-under for total points is listed at 151.5 in the latest Pepperdine vs. Coastal Carolina odds from William Hill Sportsbook. Pepperdine is 16-7-1 against the spread this season, while Coastal Carolina is 10-11 against the number. Before entering any Coastal Carolina vs. Pepperdine picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the model at SportsLine.
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- Pepperdine vs. Coastal Carolina spread: Pepperdine -5
- Pepperdine vs. Coastal Carolina over-under: 151.5 points
- Pepperdine vs. Coastal Carolina money line: Pepperdine -210, Coastal Carolina +175
What you need to know about Coastal Carolina
Coastal Carolina has pretty well established itself offensively in Cliff Ellis' 14th season on the job and the 2020-21 season was the Chanticleers' best scoring season since turning Division I in 1985. Coastal Carolina attacked the offensive glass relentlessly, ranking 13th in the nation in offensive rebounding percentage. That helped the Chanticleers average 80.2 points per game, which is 22nd-best in college basketball.
DeVante Jones led Coastal Carolina in scoring (19.8 points per game) and steals (2.8 steals per game) and ranked second on the team in rebounding (7.2 rebounds per game) and assists (3.0 assists per game). Jones had 25 points in the quarterfinal win over Bryant but was held to just nine points in a 77-72 win over Stetson in the semifinals. However, Essam Mostafa helped pick up the slack with 22 points and 12 rebounds to help clinch a title berth.
What you need to know about Pepperdine
The Waves have been playing some of their best basketball late in the season, nearly earning a WCC title bid after losing 82-77 to BYU in overtime and then looking extremely comfortable in wins over Longwood and Bellarmine. Kessler Edwards followed up a 22-point performance in the quarterfinals with a 28-point outburst in the semifinals.
Edwards has averaged 17.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game during the 2020-21 season and he forms a dynamic one-two punch with Colbey Ross. Ross has averaged 17.6 points and 7.7 assists per game and the two All-WCC selections will have to push the pace in a battle between two teams that rank inside the top 60 nationally in adjusted tempo.
How to make Pepperdine vs. Coastal Carolina picks
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