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Florida Atlantic vs Charlotte Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds

Owls vs 49ers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Florida Atlantic Owls at Charlotte 49ers
  • Where: Charlotte at Halton Arena
  • Date: Saturday, February 4th
  • Betting Odds: Florida Atlantic -4, FLATL -189 | CHARLT +153 O/U 130.5

Owls Preview:

Florida Atlantic heads into this matchup having played 23 games and have an overall record sitting at 21-2. So far, the Owls have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 8-2. This season, Florida Atlantic has been favored to win in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 17-0. For today’s contest, Florida Atlantic has a betting line set -4 points in their favor.

Florida Atlantic’s leading scorer this season is Johnell Davis, who is averaging 13.33 points per contest. So far, Davis has accounted for 15.72% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.33 rebounds per game and 1.33 assists. Alijah Martin is the second leading scorer for the Owls, averaging 11.9 points per game. Between him and Martin, they are accounting for 29.1% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, Florida Atlantic is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 23 games, they have only hit 34.9% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 43.09% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

49ers Preview:

Through 22 games, the Charlotte 49ers have an overall record of 13-9. So far this season, Charlotte has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-3. For the season, Charlotte has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 3-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the 49ers being +4 point underdogs.

Charlotte will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Brice Williams who is averaging 12.73 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 +4

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Florida Atlantic as the favorites with a line coming in at -4. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Charlotte 49ers to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Florida Atlantic at 8.82 made 3’s per game compared to Charlotte at 7.52. Look for Charlotte to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Owls.