Louisiana Tech vs. Charlotte - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte 49ers (4-10) at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (12-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Thomas Assembly Center)
The Line: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte 49ers and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs meet Saturday at the Thomas Assembly Center.
The Charlotte 49ers look for some consistency after splitting their last six games. The Charlotte 49ers are averaging 72.2 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 81.5 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Braxton Ogbueze is averaging 11.6 points and 2.3 assists while Andrien White is averaging 11.4 points and 3.4 rebounds. Joseph Uchebo is grabbing 8.6 rebounds Jon Davis is dishing four assists. The Charlotte 49ers are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 63.3 percent from the free throw line. Charlotte is allowing 41.1 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.9 turnovers per game. The Charlotte 49ers have lost 10 of their last 15 road games.
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are averaging 78.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 71.5 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Alex Hamilton is averaging 17.8 points and six assists while Erik McCree is averaging 17 points and 7.1 rebounds. Derric Jean is dishing 2.1 assists and Dayon Griffin is grabbing three rebounds. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. Louisiana Tech is allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 14.8 turnovers per game. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have won 20 of their last 21 home games.
The 49ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The Bulldogs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Conference USA and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Charlotte is one of the biggest underachieving teams in the country and doesn't shoot the rock well enough to hang with Louisiana Tech. The Bulldogs once again are looking like one of the top teams in their conference and should be able to win this by double digits.