Charlotte vs. College of Charleston - 12/16/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
College of Charleston Cougars (5-4) at Charlotte 49ers (4-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Dale F. Halton Arena)
The Line: Charlotte 49ers -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte 49ers and the College of Charleston Cougars face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The Charlotte 49ers are off to a disappointing start to this season going 4-4 thus far. Charlotte is averaging 74.8 points and they are shooting 44 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 75.9 points and their opponents shoot 45 percent. Braxton Ogbueze is averaging 14.1 points to lead the 49ers. Mike Thorne is averaging 12.8 points and 8.8 rebounds, Torin Dorn is averaging 10.1 points, and Pierria Henry is averaging 10.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 5.4 assists. Charlotte has the talent but they just haven’t played any defense.
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The College of Charleston Cougars are 5-4 this season and they have won their last three games. College of Charleston is averaging 59.3 points and they are shooting 42.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.9 points and their opponents are shooting 38.5 percent. Canyon Barry leads the Cougars averaging 10.2 points per game. Anthony Stitt is averaging 10 points, Joe Chealey is averaging 9.9 points, and Adjehi Baru is averaging 8.4 points and 6.9 rebounds. CofC ranks in the top 60 in the nation in most defensive categories.
Charlotte is 4-0 against the spread against the CAA, 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games, and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games. College of Charleston is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight road games, 0-4 against the spread in their last four non-conference games, and 1-6 against the spread following a win.
This is just way too many points and Charleston has a chance to win here so taking the points.