Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Charlotte 49ers Betting Prediction 01/17/19

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It will be a meeting between two superb defenses when the Charlotte 49ers (4-11, 1-3 CUSA) challenge the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (10-7, 2-3 CUSA) at Dale F. Halton Arena. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 17, 2019.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Charlotte 49ers Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The 49ers defeated the Florida Atlantic Owls 65-60, while the Golden Eagles beat the UAB Blazers 73-68.

The Golden Eagles knocked down 16 of their 21 free throws (76.2 percent) and held the Blazers to an effective field goal percentage of 0.463 (below their season average of 0.515). Meanwhile, Charlotte’s effective field goal percentage was their largest advantage over Florida Atlantic. The 49ers had a rate of 0.610 (above their season average of 0.464), while the Owls posted a mark of 0.429 (below their season average of 0.484). Charlotte was lifted by Jon Davis, who finished with 24 points and nine rebounds. Meanwhile, Leonard Harper-Baker played well for Southern Miss, finishing with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

The Golden Eagles won the only game between these two teams last season, 72-54. The Golden Eagles’ 9.2 turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the 49ers, who had a mark of 21.8. This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

Charlotte might have trouble finding the bottom of the net as they clash against one of the nation’s best defenses. Southern Miss ranks 46th in defensive efficiency, while the 49ers rank 339th in offensive efficiency. Ball security should be an advantage for the Golden Eagles. They rank 4th at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 14.3 percent), while the 49ers force the 85th-fewest turnovers in the nation (opponents’ turnover percentage of 17.8 percent).

Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Charlotte 49ers Betting Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Southern Miss, ATS Winner – Charlotte, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Southern Miss ranks 23rd in assists per game (16.6) while Charlotte ranks 235th (9.4).
  • The Golden Eagles rank 164th in three pointers attempted per game (21.8) while the 49ers rank 251st (18.5).
  • Southern Miss averages 3.5 blocks per game, which ranks 91st in the country. Charlotte ranks 144th in blocks allowed per game (4.3).
  • The Golden Eagles rank 39th in steals per game (8.0) while the 49ers rank 204th (4.5).
  • Southern Miss ranks 103rd in rebounds per game (36.8) while Charlotte ranks 251st (31.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Golden Eagles have been outscored by an average of 2.8 points in their last five games. On the season, Southern Miss has defeated opponents by an average of 8.0 points.
  • During their last five games, the 49ers have scored an average of 63.6 points per game (7.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 70.0 points per game (5.6 above their season average).