Charlotte 49ers vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (10-9) at Charlotte 49ers (5-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Dale F. Halton Arena)
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will travel to play the Charlotte 49ers in a C-USA game on Saturday.
The Charlotte 49ers are 5-13 (2-4) and are coming off of a win against Marshall by a score of 103-95. Charlotte has lost 3 of their last 4 games and has played poorly this season. Charlotte’s other conference win came against Southern Miss by 6 points. Charlotte is averaging 73.2 points per game while giving up 81.2 points per game. Charlotte is also averaging 36.8 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game. Braxton Ogbueze is averaging 12.5 points per game and 2.2 assists per game for Charlotte. Andrien White is averaging 11 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game for the 49ers. Charlotte is shooting 63.5% on free throws, 35% on three-pointers, and 41.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 10-9 (2-4) and are coming off of a loss to Old Dominion by a score of 68-62. Western Kentucky has lost 4 of their last 6 games and is sitting tied for 9th in the conference standings. Western Kentucky is averaging 78.3 points per game while giving up 77.4 points per game. Western Kentucky is also averaging 39.1 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game. Justin Johnson is averaging 16.8 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game for Western Kentucky. Aaron Cosby is averaging 12.1 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Hilltoppers. Western Kentucky is shooting 69% on free throws, 36.9% on three-pointers, and 47.1% on all field goal attempts.
Western Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400. The over is 5-1 in Western Kentucky’s last 6 games. Charlotte is 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games. Charlotte is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The over is 5-2 in Charlotte’s last 7 games.
Both of these teams have struggled in conference play, but Charlotte has been very good against the spread. Charlotte is giving up over 80 points per game, while Western Kentucky is scoring over 77 points per game. I am picking Charlotte in this game because of their great play against the spread of late.