Charlotte 49ers (12-6) vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (11-7)
January 19, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -2.5 / Charlotte 49ers +2.5; Over/Under: +127.5
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The Charlotte 49ers and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Murphy Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Charlotte 49ers Preview
The Charlotte 49ers are averaging 68.4 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 60.8 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Brice Williams is averaging 11.8 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Aly Khalifa is averaging 10.8 points and 7.1 rebounds. Igor Milicic Jr. is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Jackson Threadgill is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Charlotte 49ers are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte 49ers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.4 rebounds per game.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Preview
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are averaging 70.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Deandre Dishman is averaging 12.5 points and 5.8 rebounds, while Eli Lawerence is averaging 12.3 points and 4.4 rebounds. Camryn Weston is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Teafale Lenard Jr. is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 66.9 percent from the free throw line. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game.
The 49ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Blue Raiders are 20-5-3 ATS in their last 28 home games and 11-5-2 ATS in their last 18 Thursday games. The under is 3-1-1 in 49ers last 5 overall. The over is 9-3 in Blue Raiders last 12 overall. The home team is 12-1-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Charlotte 49ers have proven themselves on the road and the underdog role, so they’re worth a look in this spot. However, I’d need an extra point or two. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have held their own this season as well, and the difference is they’re at home, where they win by an average of 11.6 points and hold teams under 41 percent shooting. It’s only a bucket. Give me MTSU.