Charlotte vs. Southern Miss - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Miss Golden Eagles (7-18) at Charlotte 49ers (11-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 5:30 pm (Dale F. Halton Arena)
The Line: Charlotte 49ers -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles and Charlotte 49ers meet Saturday at the Halton Arena.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles look for a rare road win after losing six of their last seven games. On the season, Southern Miss is averaging 58.8 points on 42.8 percent shooting and is allowing 69.1 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Chip Armelin is averaging 15.8 points and 4.2 rebounds while Matt Bingaya is averaging 14.4 points and six rebounds. Norville Carey is the third double-digit scorer and Shadell Millinghaus is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have four players averaging at least 5.6 points, and they’re shooting 62.8 percent from the line and 33.9 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Southern Miss is allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in five of its last eight games.
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The Charlotte 49ers continue to drop with losses in four of their last six games. On the season, Charlotte is averaging 73.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting and is allowing 72.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Torin Dorn is averaging 11.8 points and 3.5 rebounds while Braxton Ogbueze is averaging 10.6 points and 1.7 assists. Mike Thorne Jr. is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Pierria Henry is dishing 5.7 assists. The Charlotte 49ers have five players averaging at least nine points, and they’re shooting 62.6 percent from the line and 38.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Charlotte is allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 73 or more points in four of its last six games.
The Golden Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss. The 49ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
In a game between two of the bottom feeeders in the C-USA, you have to take the points. The Charlotte 49ers simply haven't done anything to deserve such resepct from oddmakers, which is why I'm fading the home team and backing the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.