Check out our free FIU vs Charlotte pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Charlotte. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
FIU vs Charlotte Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 2nd Betting Odds
Golden Panthers vs 49ers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: FIU Golden Panthers at Charlotte 49ers
- Where: Charlotte at Halton Arena
- Date: Thursday, February 2nd
- Betting Odds: FIU +9, FLINT +346 | CHARLT -461 O/U 132.0
Golden Panthers Preview:
FIU will take their 3 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 11-11. So far, the Golden Panthers have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 1-7. For the season, FIU has been the underdog in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 4-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Golden Panthers being +9 point underdogs.
FIU will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Denver Jones who is averaging 19.3 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 game plan is the play of Arturo Dean who has hit 47.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.64 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for FIU this season, as they are currently ranked 213th in college basketball at 70.8 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 Golden Panthers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.0%, placing them 180th in the NCAA.
Charlotte heads into this matchup having played 21 games and have an overall record sitting at 13-8. So far this season, Charlotte has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the 49ers as the -9 point favorites. The 49ers have been favored 14 times, going 10-4 straight up.
Charlotte will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Brice Williams who is averaging 12.05 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 50.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.24 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Charlotte 49ers -9
In this game between the Charlotte 49ers and FIU Golden Panthers, we think that FIU has a good chance of keeping the score closer than anticipated. The Golden Panthers have a strong track record as the underdog, going 3-2 against the spread in their last 5 games. Furthermore, the two teams have different playing styles, with Charlotte focusing on a fast pace and FIU preferring a slower game. This could benefit the Golden Panthers, as there will be fewer possessions for Charlotte to pull ahead. Based on these factors, we feel confident about placing a bet on the FIU Golden Panthers to cover as the +9 point underdogs.