Charlotte vs. Florida Atlantic - 3/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Atlantic Owls (12-17) at Charlotte 49ers (5-23)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Dale F. Halton Arena)
The Line: Charlotte 49ers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 See the Latest Odds
We have some C-USA action on the college basketball schedule on Saturday as the FAU Owls take on the Charlotte 49ers.
The FAU Owls will be looking to find some consistent play during the conference tournament after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 5 games following a 69-64 loss to Old Dominion in their last outing. Justin Massey led FAU with 25 points on 8 of 19 shooting with 4 threes while Ronald Delph added 19 points with 12 rebounds as the only other double digit scorer for the Owls in the loss. Payton Hulsey added 5 points with a team-high 3 assists as well in the losing effort for FAU. Delph leads the Owls with an average of 14.2 points an d8.7 rebounds per game while Hulsey leads FAU in assists with 3.4 assists per game this season. As a team, FAU is scoring 69.1 points per game on 41% shooting from the field, 32.7% from behind the arc and 73.3% from the foul line this season.
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The Charlotte 49ers simply need a confidence win to finish the season on a high note after losing their last 15 games following an 89-83 loss to FIU last time out. Jon Davis led the 49ers with 37 points on 12 of 25 shooting with 5 threes and a team-high 7 assists while Andrien White added 28 points on 9 of 14 shooting with 4 triples and 3 steals as the only other Charlotte player to finish in double figures scoring in the loss. Milos Supica added 6 points and a team-high 8 rebounds while Jaylan McGill added 3 steals of his own in the losing effort for Charlotte. Davis leads Charlotte with an average of 17.2 points and 5.6 assists per game while Supica leads the 49ers in rebounding with 4.9 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Charlotte is scoring 70.8 points per game on 43.2% shooting from the field, 35% from behind the arc and 70.4% from the foul line this season.
FAU is is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400 while the under is 5-0-1 in their last 6 road games. Charlotte is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
The home team has had the bulk of the success ATS when these two meet, but you couldn’t give me enough points to take the 49ers, even at home. The 49ers are just a bad team and this line is low enough that if you take the points, you’re banking on Charlotte winning here and I just don’t see it happening so I’ll lay the points with FAU here.