The Charlotte 49ers (1-1) will be at home in Dale F. Halton Arena when they challenge the Charleston Cougars (1-1). The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 148 points with Charleston set as a 5-point favorite. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 18, 2017.
Charleston Cougars at Charlotte 49ers ATS Preview
In the Cougars last game, they were blown out by the No. 6 Wichita State Shockers, 81-63. Charlestons Grant Riller had a good game, leading both teams in scoring with 20 points on 7-for-13 shooting. Wichita State had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 13.2). Charleston, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.392 vs. 0.310).
The 49ers are trying to rebound after their 83-65 loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys in their last game. Andrien White was Charlottes high scorer with 18 points on 6-for-12 shooting. Oklahoma State had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.540 vs. 0.385). Charlotte, meanwhile, did a terrific job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (25-32; 78.1 percent).
It will be a matchup of opposite paces as the up-tempo 49ers will look to push the slower-paced Cougars. Since last season, the 49ers rank 23rd in possessions per game while the Cougars are 327th.
The Cougars are 26-10 straight up (SU) and 17-16-1 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Charleston games have had a tendency to go over the O/U total since last season (58.8 percent).
Meanwhile, the 49ers, are 14-18 SU and 11-16-2 ATS since last season. Over that same period, Charlottes games have had a tendency to go under the O/U total (55.2 percent).
Charleston Cougars at Charlotte 49ers Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Charleston, ATS Winner – Charleston, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The 49ers rank 185th in three pointers attempted per game (20.8) while the Cougars rank 235th (19.3).
- Charleston ranks second in steals allowed per game (3.8) while Charlotte ranks 170th (6.3).
- The Cougars rank 40th in assists allowed per game (11.3) while the 49ers rank 188th (13.7).
- Charleston ranks 195th in rebounds allowed per game (36.0) while Charlotte ranks 307th (39.8).