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Charlotte vs. Southern Miss - 1/17/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Southern Miss at Charlotte
Date & Time Thursday January 17, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Halton Arena
Charlotte, North Carolina
The Line
The Line: Charlotte +4.5 -- Over/Under: 122.5
TV Channel
CUSA.TV
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles and Charlotte 49ers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Halton Arena.

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles look for a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are averaging 65.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Cortez Edwards is averaging 14.2 points and 2.7 assists while Tyree Griffin is averaging 12.4 points and 3.7 rebounds. LaDavius Draine is the third double-digit scorer and Dominic Magee is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 62.5 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have lost five of their last six road games.

The Charlotte 49ers have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Charlotte 49ers are averaging 60.2 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Jon Davis is averaging 21.7 points and 4.9 rebounds while Malik Martin is averaging 9.5 points and 1.6 assists. Cooper Robb is dishing 1.6 assists and Milos Supica is grabbing five rebounds. The Charlotte 49ers are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte 49ers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.3 rebounds per game. The Charlotte 49ers have split their last six home games.

The Golden Eagles are 18-8-1 ATS in their last 27 Thursday games. The 49ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Conference USA, 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games following a ATS win and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games. The Golden Eagles are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Charlotte and 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The under is 4-1 in 49ers last 5 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Golden Eagles last 8 overall.

The Charlotte 49ers have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and are fresh off probably their best game of the season in a road win over a solid FAU squad. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have been hit or miss all season long and continue to struggle offensively, which includes averaging just 66.6 points in their last five games. Southern Miss doesn't have an offense that's going to scare anybody and Charlotte is coming off a major confidence boosting victory. This feels like a good spot to take the 49ers and the points.

Pick:
Charlotte 49ers +4.5

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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