Check out our free Charlotte vs Western Kentucky pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Bowling Green. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Charlotte vs Western Kentucky Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds

49ers vs Hilltoppers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Charlotte 49ers at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
  • Where: Bowling Green at E. A. Diddle Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Betting Odds: Charlotte +2.5, CHARLT +119 | WKENT -148 O/U 129.5

49ers Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Western Kentucky, the Charlotte 49ers will be taking the floor for the 20th time this season and have an overall record of 12-7. On the road, the 49ers will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 3-5. So far, the 49ers have been the underdog 5 times, going 2-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.

Charlotte will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Brice Williams who is averaging 11.47 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 48.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.58 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 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.

Hilltoppers Preview:

Western Kentucky will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Charlotte in order to snap their current 2 game losing streak. Currently, the Hilltoppers have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 6-4. The Hilltoppers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2.5 points in their favor. For the season, Western Kentucky has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 7-4.

Western Kentucky’s leading scorer this season is Dayvion McKnight, who is averaging 17.0 points per contest. So far, McKnight has accounted for 23.12% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.05 rebounds per game and 4.26 assists. Jairus Hamilton is the second leading scorer for the Hilltoppers, averaging 10.32 points per game. Between him and Hamilton, they are accounting for 37.2% of the team’s scoring.

Western Kentucky comes into today’s matchup vs Charlotte, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 75.4 points per game. Through 19 games, they have hit 46.7% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Hilltoppers have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 345th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -2.5

Leading into this matchup, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -2.5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Hilltoppers’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Western Kentucky has a field goal percentage of 46.7, good for 66th in college basketball. Although Western Kentucky hasn’t been excellent vs the spread at home of late, 4-5-1, we see their still being plenty of value in grabbing them at -2.5.

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