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Charlotte vs FIU Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds

49ers vs Golden Panthers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Charlotte 49ers at FIU Golden Panthers
  • Where: Miami at Ocean Bank Convocation Center
  • Date: Thursday, January 5th
  • Betting Odds: Charlotte -5.5, CHARLT -245 | FLINT +195 O/U 134.5

49ers Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs FIU, the Charlotte 49ers will be taking the floor for the 15th time this season and have an overall record of 11-3. On the road, the 49ers will be playing their 5th game of the season, having gone 3-2. So far, the 49ers have been favored 11 times, going 9-2 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Charlotte as -5.5 point favorites.

Charlotte will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Brice Williams who is averaging 12.07 points per game for the 49ers. Williams is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the 49ers’ offensive gameplan is the play of Aly Khalifa who has hit 48.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.64 points per game.

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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.

Golden Panthers Preview:

Through 13 games, the FIU Golden Panthers have an overall record of 6-7. Currently, the Golden Panthers have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 6-2. So far, the Golden Panthers have been the underdog 5 times, going 0-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.

FIU will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Denver Jones who is averaging 18.27 points per game for the Golden Panthers. Jones is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Golden Panthers’ offensive gameplan is the play of Arturo Dean who has hit 48.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.85 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for FIU this season, as they are currently ranked 213rd in college basketball at 70.8 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 Golden Panthers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.0%, placing them 180th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: FIU Golden Panthers +5.5

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Charlotte 49ers are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -5.5. However, we anticipate FIU putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the 49ers as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Golden Panthers to cover.

 


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