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Florida International vs Charlotte 1/5/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Charlotte 49ers (11-3) vs. Florida International Panthers (6-7)
January 5, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida International Panthers +5 / Charlotte 49ers -5; Over/Under: +136
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The Charlotte 49ers and FIU Golden Panthers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center. The Charlotte 49ers look for their 12th win. The FIU Golden Panthers look to get back to a .500 record.

The Charlotte 49ers are averaging 69.8 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 60.2 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Brice Williams is averaging 10.6 points and 3.5 rebounds, while Igor Milicic Jr. is averaging 10.4 points and 5.8 rebounds. Aly Khalifa is the third double-digit scorer and Jackson Threadgill is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Charlotte 49ers are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte 49ers are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game.

The FIU Golden Panthers are averaging 74.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 77.1 points on 44 percent shooting. Denver Jones is averaging 17.4 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Arturo Dean is averaging 12 points and 3.9 rebounds. Javaunte Hawkins is dishing 1.7 assists and Mohamed Sanogo is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The FIU Golden Panthers are shooting 28.7 percent from beyond the arc and 65.2 percent from the free throw line. The FIU Golden Panthers are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game.

The 49ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Panthers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 17-37-1 ATS in their last 55 games overall. The over is 5-1-1 in 49ers last 7 overall. The under is 4-0 in Panthers last 4 Thursday games.

The FIU Golden Panthers aren’t a good team, and they’re not playing any better as of late. FIU is losing in the underdog role by an average of 17.8 points. The Charlotte 49ers have shown far and away more promise this season, and they’re shooting 52.5 percent from the field in their last 5 games. I’ll lay the chalk with the 49ers.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Charlotte 49ers -5

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