Charlotte vs. Florida International - 3/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Charlotte vs. Florida International - 3/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Florida International Panthers (17-11) at Charlotte 49ers (15-11)

College Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Dale F. Halton Arena)

The Line: Charlotte 49ers -5 -- Over/Under: 138.5

TV: Facebook

The FIU Golden Panthers and Charlotte 49ers meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Halton Arena.

The FIU Golden Panthers need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The FIU Golden Panthers are averaging 76.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 72.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Devon Andrews is averaging 16.2 points and 4.8 rebounds while Osasumwen Osaghae is averaging 12.6 points and eight rebounds. Trejon Jacob is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Lovett is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The FIU Golden Panthers are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 64.7 percent from the free throw line. The FIU Golden Panthers are allowing 28.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The FIU Golden Panthers have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Charlotte 49ers need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Charlotte 49ers are averaging 68.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 65.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Jordan Shepherd is averaging 14 points and 4.4 assists while Jahmir Young is averaging 12.6 points and 5.3 rebounds. Drew Edwards is the third double-digit scorer and Milos Supica is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Charlotte 49ers are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte 49ers are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game. The Charlotte 49ers have won nine straight home games.

The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The FIU Golden Panthers are a respectable team that's worth a look in the underdog role, but they're not shooting the ball well as of late and got destroyed the last time they ran up against the 49ers. The Charlotte 49ers win at home by an average of 10.2 points while shooting 48.3 percent from the field, and they're an impressive 9-3-1 against the spread at home. Until the FIU Golden Panthers start shooting the basketball better, it's hard for me to get behind them on the road. Give me Charlotte at home and the reasonable chalk. 

Randy’s Pick Charlotte 49ers -5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.