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UTSA vs Charlotte Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Roadrunners vs 49ers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: UTSA Roadrunners at Charlotte 49ers
  • Where: Charlotte at Halton Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: UTSA +15.5, UTSA +924 | CHARLT -1890 O/U 132.5

Roadrunners Preview:

UTSA will take the floor against the 49ers with an overall record of 7-10. So far, the Roadrunners have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 0-6. For the season, UTSA has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 2-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Roadrunners being +15.5 point underdogs.

UTSA’s leading scorer this season is Japhet Medor, who is averaging 12.47 points per contest. So far, Medor has accounted for 18.24% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.53 rebounds per game and 3.88 assists. John Buggs III is the second leading scorer for the Roadrunners, averaging 11.71 points per game. Between him and III, they are accounting for 35.4% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for UTSA this season, as they are currently ranked 319th in college basketball at 67.3 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 Roadrunners’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 29.4%, placing them 487th in the NCAA.

49ers Preview:

Through 16 games, the Charlotte 49ers have an overall record of 11-5. Currently, the 49ers have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 8-1. The 49ers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -15.5 points in their favor. For the season, Charlotte has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 9-3.

Charlotte will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Brice Williams who is averaging 12.19 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 47.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.88 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 -15.5

Our analysis for this game between the UTSA Roadrunners and Charlotte 49ers points to UTSA covering the spread as +15.5 point underdogs. We see the line for this matchup being set too high, leaving an opportunity for UTSA to cover. Even if they are trailing throughout the game, the Roadrunners are an excellent candidate to keep the final score closer than oddsmakers are expecting. In these situations, the better team’s pace of play can play a large role in them being able to cover such a large spread. However, given that both sides are near the NCAA average in possessions per game, UTSA won’t be forced to play an unfamiliar style of basketball. Heading into the game, our model recommends locking in a bet on the UTSA Roadrunners at +15.5.

 


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