The FIU Golden Panthers and Charlotte 49ers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Dale F. Halton Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The FIU Golden Panthers Betting Preview
The FIU Golden Panthers are averaging 72.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 74.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Denver Jones is averaging 19.3 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Arturo Dean is averaging 11.6 points and 4.3 rebounds. Dashon Gittens is dishing 1.5 assists and Mohamed Sanogo is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The FIU Golden Panthers are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The FIU Golden Panthers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.7 rebounds per game.
The Charlotte 49ers Betting Preview
The Charlotte 49ers are averaging 68 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 61.6 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Brice Williams is averaging 12 points and 4.5 rebounds, while Aly Khalifa is averaging 11.2 points and 7 rebounds. Igor Milicic Jr. is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Jackson Threadgill is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Charlotte 49ers are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte 49ers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.1 rebounds per game.
Charlotte vs FIU Trends
The Panthers are 6-21-1 ATS in their last 28 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The 49ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss. The over is 4-0 in Panthers last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in 49ers last 5 overall.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Florida International Panthers are 2-6 ATS on the road, where they lose by an average of 15.1 points. The Charlotte 49ers are 6-3 ATS at home, where they win by an average of 14.1 points. Charlotte is the better team with a far more consistent offense. At home, I'll lay the chalk with the home team.