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Charlotte vs. Rice - 3/6/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Rice at Charlotte
Date & Time Wednesday March 6, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Halton Arena
Charlotte, North Carolina
The Line
The Line: Charlotte -2 -- Over/Under: 136
TV Channel
CUSA.TV
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The Rice Owls and Charlotte 49ers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Halton Arena.

The Rice Owls look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rice Owls are averaging 73.9 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 78.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Chris Mullins is averaging 12.2 points and 2.7 assists while Robert Martin is averaging 11.9 points and 6.5 rebounds. Ako Adams is the third double-digit scorer and Jack Williams is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Rice Owls are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The Rice Owls are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The Rice Owls have lost six of their last eight road games.

The Charlotte 49ers need a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Charlotte 49ers are averaging 60.3 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Jon Davis is averaging 21.2 points and 3.6 assists while Malik Martin is averaging 9.3 points and four rebounds. Cooper Robb is dishing 1.9 assists and Milos Supica is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Charlotte 49ers are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte 49ers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.6 rebounds per game. The Charlotte 49ers have lost four of their last six home games.

The Owls are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Conference USA, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The 49ers are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS win, 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. The Owls are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 4-0 in 49ers last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Owls last 5 overall.

The Charlotte 49ers aren't a team you should be looking to lay points with given that they've lost 10 of their last 12, and the fact they've lost four straight to Rice. With that said, Rice is horrible on the road where it shoots just 41.5 percent from the field and loses by an average of 10.2 points. This is also the last home game for Jon Davis and Jailan Haslem, and you know they're going to do whatever they can to end their career on a high note. I'm big on backing home teams for the seniors, as you usually get the best out of everybody. I'll lay the bucket.

Pick:
Charlotte -2

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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