Charlotte vs. Rice - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rice Owls (4-11) at Charlotte 49ers (8-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Dale F. Halton Arena)
The Line: Charlotte 49ers -13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte 49ers and the Rice Owls face off on Saturday in Conference USA college basketball action.
The Charlotte 49ers are 8-8 this season and have won their last two games. Charlotte is averaging 73.6 points and they are shooting 45.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.1 points and their opponents are shooting 43 percent. Torin Dorn is averaging 12.2 points per game to lead the 49ers. Pieria Henry is averaging 11.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.7 assists, Braxton Ogbueze is averaging 11.1 points, and Mike Thorne is averaging 9.0 points and 7.0 rebounds. Charlotte is 3-2 at home this season.
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The Rice Owls are 4-11 this season and have lost their last three games. Rice is averaging 62.3 points and they are shooting 39.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.2 points and their opponents are shooting 43 percent. Marcus Jackson is averaging 14.3 points per game to lead the Owls. Seth Gearhart is averaging 13.3 points and 5.2 rebounds, Max Guercy is averaging 8.9 points, and Bishop Mency is averaging 7.6 points. Rice is 0-5 on the road this season.
Charlotte is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight Saturday games and 1-4 against the spread against Conference USA. Rice is 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games, 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games, 4-1 against the spread against Conference USA.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total so please check back when the totals are posted.