The Charlotte 49ers and UCF Knights meet Monday in college basketball action at the Flagler Gymnasium. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Charlotte 49ers Betting Preview
The Charlotte 49ers look to build on their 3-1 record. The Charlotte 49ers beat George Mason on Sunday by 5 points. The Charlotte 49ers are averaging 61 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 54.3 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Nik Graves is averaging 12.7 points and 4 rebounds, while Igor Milicic Jr. is averaging 12.3 points and 10 rebounds. Dishon Patterson is the third double-digit scorer and Lu'Cye Patterson is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Charlotte 49ers are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte 49ers are allowing 28.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.
UCF Knights Betting Preview
The UCF Knights also look to build on their 3-1 record. The UCF Knights beat South Dakota State on Sunday by 3 points. The UCF Knights are averaging 78 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Jaylin Sellers is averaging 20 points and 2.7 assists, while Darius Johnson is averaging 10.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. Marchelus Avery is dishing 1 assist and Ibrahima Diallo is grabbing 5 rebounds. The UCF Knights are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65.8 percent from the free throw line. The UCF Knights are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game.
Both teams on the end of a back to back, so we should see some tired legs, and these are also two teams that get after it on the defensive side. Charlotte is eighth in points allowed this season, and both the 49ers and UCF are in the top-100 in field goal percentage allowed. This has slow paced, ugly, physical defensive contest written all over it. Points will be hard to come by here. Give me the under on the projected total.