Western Kentucky vs. Charlotte - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte 49ers (10-16) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (12-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm (EA Diddle Arena)
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the Charlotte 49ers face off on Saturday in Conference USA college basketball action.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 12-14 this season and they have lost four of their last five games. WKU is averaging 75.2 points per game and they are shooting 45.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 77.2 points and their opponents are shooting 45.3 percent. Justin Johnson leads the Hilltoppers averaging 15.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Aaron Cosby is averaging 12.3 points, Frederick Edmond is averaging 12 points and 5.9 rebounds, and Chris Harrison-Docks is averaging 10 points. Western Kentucky is 9-4 at home and 4-9 in Sun Belt play.
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The Charlotte 49ers are 10-16 this season and they are coming off of a loss at Marshall that ended a two game winning streak. Charlotte is averaging 77.8 points per game and they are shooting 44 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 80.1 points and their opponents are shooting 48.2 percent. Braxton Ogbueze leads the 49ers averaging 13.2 points per game. Joseph Uchebo is averaging 12.5 points and 11.2 rebounds, Jon Davis is averaging 11.2 points, and Andriend White is averaging 11.1 points. Charlotte is 4-6 on the road and 6-7 in CUSA.
Western Kentucky is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games, and 0-4 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record. Charlotte is 7-0 against the spread following a loss, 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 games, and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games.
For as mediocre as Charlotte has been they have been decent against the number and I will take them getting the points here.