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SMU vs Charlotte Prediction Basketball Picks 1-2-24

SMU Mustangs (9-4) vs Charlotte 49ers (6-6)
2024-01-02 21:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: SMU Mustangs -8.5 -- Over/Under: 134
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The Charlotte 49ers look to get above a .500 record. The SMU Mustangs are riding a 3-game winning streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Charlotte 49ers vs SMU Mustangs prediction.

Charlotte 49ers Betting Preview 

The Charlotte 49ers are coming off losses to Duke, Richmond, and Stetson. The Charlotte 49ers are averaging 68.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 63.5 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Lu’Cye Patterson is averaging 13.7 points and 3.5 rebounds, while Igor Milicic Jr. is averaging 12.4 points and 8.7 rebounds. Dishon Patterson is the third double-digit scorer and Nik Graves is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Charlotte 49ers are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte 49ers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game.

SMU Mustangs Betting Preview 

The SMU Mustangs beat Florida State, Houston Christian and Murray State during this streak. The SMU Mustangs are averaging 76.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 62.2 points on 36.3 percent shooting. Zhuric Phelps is averaging 14.8 points and 4.7 rebounds, while Chuck Harris is averaging 13.9 points and 2.8 assists. Samuell Williamson is dishing 0.6 assists and Keon Ambrose-Hylton is grabbing 4 rebounds. The SMU Mustangs are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. The SMU Mustangs are allowing 25.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game.

Charlotte 49ers vs SMU Mustangs prediction

The Charlotte 49ers haven’t looked good when stepping up in competition, and their offense has been a mess most nights. The SMU Mustangs are playing their best ball of the season right now, which includes a win over Florida State, and they’ve covered each of their last 5 games. SMU could be a team to watch down the stretch in the betting market. Charlotte doesn’t shoot well enough to trust on the road. Give me SMU in a comfortable double-digit victory. 

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: SMU Mustangs -8.5

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Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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