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College of Charleston vs. Delaware,
01/02/2017 18:00 EDT,
Score: 65 - 56
Point Spread: +7½/-105 Delaware
The set-up: The 10-4 Charleston Cougars will visit Delaware to take on the 7-7 Blue Hens in CAA play on Monday, The Cougars have opened 1-0 in CAA play while Delaware is 0-1.
Charleston: The Cougars won 17 games last season despite losing leading scorer Canyon Barry (19.1 PPG) at the beginning of CAA play. He graduated and transferred to Florida but the Cougars have a veteran team back (all five starters, as Barry came off the bench). The team is led by a trio of guards in Chealey (14.2), Riller (10.9) and Johnson (7.6), who is down this year after averaging 12.3 PPG last season. The 6-7 Brantley (13.5 & 7.9) and the 6-10 Harris (5.2 & 6,9) are the team's best inside players.
Delaware: The Blue Hens are just 7-7 but taht already matches last year's win total, as Delaware went just 7-23. Two key players are gone from that team in guard Holder (17.7 & 4.7 APG) and the 6-7 King-Davis (14.8 & 9.2). Freshman guard Daly (12.6 & 7.6) has been this year's best performer so far with fellow guard Mosley (11.5) being the team's only other double digit scorer. However, five others score between 5.1 and 9.1 PPG.
The pick: Charleston has won seven of its last eight and is one of the best defensive teams in the country, allowing 59.5 PPG to rank 11th. However, Delaware has looked good in its last two games as the Blue Hens beat a good Iona team and lost a close one 56-54 to Hofstra in its CAA opener. Delaware has been very competitive at home this season in going 5-1 SU and in this low-scoring game, I'm making the home dog (Delaware) a 10* play.