Charlotte vs. Middle Tennessee - 1/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (10-5) at Charlotte 49ers (4-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Dale F. Halton Arena)
The Line: Charlotte 49ers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 145 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte 49ers and the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders face off on Thursday in college basketball action.
The Charlotte 49ers are dreadful this season going 4-11 thus far and losing two of their last three games. Charlotte is averaging 73.4 points and they are shooting 41.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 82.3 points and their opponents are shooting 49.2 percent. Braxton Ogbueze leads the 49ers averaging 12.3 points per game. Andrien White is averaging 11.3 points, Bernard Sullivan is averaging 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds, and Joseph Uchebo is averaging 10.3 points and 9.3 rebounds. Charlotte returns home after three road games.
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The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 10-5 this season and they have won three of their last four games. MTSU is averaging 70.5 points and they are shooting 43 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.9 points and their opponents are shooting 41 percent. Giddy Potts leads the Blue Raiders averaging 15.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Reggie Upshaw is averaging 14.1 points and 8.4 rebounds, Darnell Harris is averaging 13.3 points, and Perrin Buford is averaging 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds. Middle Tennessee State is 2-4 on the road this season.
Charlotte is 6-0 against the spread in their last six games, 4-1 against the spread in theirlast five home games, and 4-1 against the spread against Conference USA. Middle Tennessee State is 15-37 against the spread in their last 52 road games, 0-4 against the spread against Conference USA, and 5-11 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread.
Middle Tennessee State is the better team here but twins and losses aren’t correlating to covering spreads for either of these teams so I will take Charlotte to cover.