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CHARLESTON +5.5 Delaware
Delaware certainly has their share of chemistry issues and distractions. Yes, they do have their best player Devon Saddler back. On the other hand two players that the Cougars will not have to worry about are Jarvis Threatt and Marvin King-Davis. Both have been suspended for the month of February for violating Delaware athletic department rules. Threatt had been averaging nearly 18 points a game for the Blue Hens.
A very nice angle that has held up over the years is going with a road team that has lost five or six of seven against the spread playing at a team that is 4-1 against the spread their last five is 578-474 including 15-6 this season. Again, that is in favor of the road team.
Charleston is as good of a defensive team that the depleted Hens will face. They allow 62.6 points per game versus teams normally getting 68.3. They hold teams to 2.4 percentage points below their normal shooting average.
Charleston will also have the fresher legs. Delaware is playing their third game in five days and fourth in eight. Charleston is playing just their second in nine. Rust will not be an issue as they are off an 18-point rout of Hofstra with an ideal three days rest since.