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Appalachian State vs Charlotte Pick & Preview: Friday, December 2nd Betting Odds
Mountaineers vs 49ers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Appalachian State Mountaineers at Charlotte 49ers
- Where: Charlotte at Halton Arena
- Date: Friday, December 2nd
- Betting Odds: Appalachian State +6.5, APPLST +235 | CHARLT -305 O/U 122.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Charlotte, the Appalachian State Mountaineers will be taking the floor for the 9th time this season and have an overall record of 5-3. On the road, the Mountaineers will be playing their 2nd game of the season, having gone 2-0. So far, the Mountaineers have been the underdog 3 times, going 2-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.
Appalachian State’s leading scorer this season is Donovan Gregory who is averaging 14.25 points per contest. So far, Gregory has accounted for 18.24% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.75 rebounds per game and 3.5 assists. Tyree Boykin is the second leading scorer for the Mountaineers, averaging 11.75 points per game. Between him and Boykin, they are accounting for 33.3% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Appalachian State this season, as they are currently ranked 338th in college basketball at 66.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Mountaineers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.3%, placing them 293rd in the NCAA.
The Charlotte 49ers head into today’s game in what will be their 9th game of the season, posting a record of 6-2. So far this season, Charlotte has played 5 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-1. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the 49ers as the -6.5 point favorites. The 49ers have been favored 6 times, going 4-2 straight up.
Aly Khalifa comes into today’s game as the 49ers’ leading scorer at 10.12 points per contest. Not only has Khalifa been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Charlotte’s top rebounder at 8.12 boards per contest. Behind Khalifa, the team has benefited from the strong play of Brice Williams who is second on the team in scoring at 10.0 points per game. Overall, he has hit 44.1% of his shots and is adding 4.38 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Charlotte this season, as they are currently ranked 237th in college basketball at 70.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the 49ers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.5%, placing them 211st in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Charlotte 49ers -6.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Charlotte 49ers to pick up the win and cover the spread as -6.5 point betting favorites. Although Charlotte as a team is just 90th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Mountaineers’ defense. At -6.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the 49ers to come out on top and cover.
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