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Charlotte vs Middle Tennessee Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 19th Betting Odds

49ers vs Blue Raiders Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Charlotte 49ers at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
  • Where: Murfreesboro at Murphy Athletic Center
  • Date: Thursday, January 19th
  • Betting Odds: Charlotte +2, CHARLT +111 | MTNST -136 O/U 125.0

49ers Preview:

Charlotte heads into this matchup having played 18 games and have an overall record sitting at 12-6. On the road, the 49ers will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 3-4. So far, the 49ers have been the underdog 4 times, going 2-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2 underdogs on the spread.

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Charlotte will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Brice Williams who is averaging 11.78 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 game plan is the play of Aly Khalifa who has hit 49.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.83 points 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 they 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 211th in the NCAA.

Blue Raiders Preview:

Middle Tennessee will take the floor against the 49ers with an overall record of 11-7. Currently, the Blue Raiders have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 9-2. The Blue Raiders’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2 points in their favor. For the season, Middle Tennessee has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 6-3.

DeAndre Dishman comes into today’s game as the Blue Raiders’ leading scorer at 12.5 points per contest. Not only has Dishman been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Middle Tennessee’s top rebounder at 5.78 boards per contest. Behind Dishman, the team has benefited from the strong play of Eli Lawrence, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.33 points per game. Overall, he has hit 44.4% of his shots and is adding 4.39 boards per game.

On offense, Middle Tennessee is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.4 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 18 games, they have only hit 32.8% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 43.09% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -2

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders to pick up the win and cover the spread as -2 point betting favorites. Although Middle Tennessee as a team is just 167th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the 49ers’ defense. At -2 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Blue Raiders to come out on top and cover.

 


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