Charlotte vs. Florida Atlantic - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Atlantic Owls (8-8) at Charlotte 49ers (8-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Dale F. Halton Arena)
The Line: Charlotte -11 See the Latest Odds
The Florida Atlantic Owls and Charlotte 49ers meet Thursday night at the Halton Arena.
The Florida Atlantic Owls have lost four of their last five games and play their ninth true road game. On the season, FAU is averaging 64.4 points on 42.6 percent shooting and are allowing 63.2 points on 43 percent shooting. Solomon Poole is averaging 15.9 points and 3.4 rebounds while Marquan Botley is averaging 12.6 points and 3.6 assists. Justin Raffington is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Jackson Trapp is shooting 49.2 percent from the field. The Florida Atlantic Owls rely on their defense that’s allowing 2.9 threes per game and has given up 66 or less points in six of their last eight games. Offensively, Florida Atlantic is shooting 68.1 percent from the line and 35.6 percent from beyond the arc. FAU is 2-6 SU on the road.
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The Charlotte 49ers have lost three straight games and look for their third C-USA win. On the season, Charlotte is averaging 73.2 points on 46 percent shooting and are allowing 73.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Torin Dorn is averaging 12.7 points and 3.9 rebounds while Pierria Henry is averaging 10.8 points and 5.9 assists. Braxton Ogbueze is the third player averaging double-digit points and Willie Clayton is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Charlotte 49ers have seven players averaging at least 7.5 points, and they’re shooting 61.7 percent from the line and 37.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, Charlotte is allowing 8.1 threes per game and has given up 72 or more points in five of its last six games.
Florida Atlantic is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road. Charlotte is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home and 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home overall.
Charlotte is just not a team that's lived up to its potential this season. Meanwhile, FAU is used to playing tight, compeitive games and should be able to hang around once against with a solid defense.