Charlotte vs. Western Kentucky - 3/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (18-10) at Charlotte 49ers (12-16)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Dale F. Halton Arena)
The Line: Charlotte 49ers -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and Charlotte 49ers meet Thursday at the Halton Arena.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, WKU is averaging 70.8 points on 43 percent shooting and is allowing 68.8 points on 43 percent shooting. T.J. Price is averaging 17.8 points and 3.9 assists while George Fant is averaging 13.4 points and 8.5 rebounds. Chris Harrison-Docks is dishing 2.6 assists and Justin Johnson is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 65.6 percent from the line and 36 percent from deep. Defensively, WKU is allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in five of its last eight games.
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The Charlotte 49ers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Charlotte is averaging 73.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and is allowing 72.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Torin Dorn is averaging 12 points and 3.7 rebounds while Mike Thorne Jr. is averaging 10 points and 7.3 rebounds. Pierria Henry is dishing 5.6 assists and Braxton Ogbueze is shooting 40 percent. The Charlotte 49ers have five players averaging at least 9.2 points, and they’re shooting 63.1 percent from the line and 38 percent from deep. Defensively, Charlotte is allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 73 or more points in five of its last six games.
The Hilltoppers are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Conference USA. The 49ers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
The Hilltoppers are just flat out awful ATS on the road. While Charlotte isn't much better this season, I like the 49ers to get the job done on their home court.