Charlotte 49ers at Marshall Thundering Herd ATS Odds

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The Charlotte 49ers (5-21, 1-14 CUSA) will travel to Henderson Center to take on the Marshall Thundering Herd (19-9, 10-5 CUSA) in their home finale. The games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 163 points with Marshall opening as a 16-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Charlotte 49ers vs. Marshall Thundering Herd Odds Preview

In the 49ers last contest, they got blown out by the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 93-55. Charlotte’s Milos Supica recorded 11 points and 11 rebounds in the contest. Getting to the charity stripe was one of Western Kentucky’s largest strengths. They made 30 trips to the line, while Charlotte went just eight times.

The Thundering Herd are trying to rebound after their 84-79 loss to the Old Dominion Monarchs in their last contest. Jon Elmore was the top scorer from either team with 24 points on 9-for-17 shooting. Old Dominion had an offensive rebounding percentage of 39.5 (above their season average of 32.7). Marshall, on the other hand, did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (12-14; 85.7 percent).

The upper-echelon offense of Marshall will go head-to-head against the bottom-tier defense of Charlotte. The Thundering Herd currently rank 46th in effective field goal percentage (0.549), while the 49ers are 316th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.542). The Thundering Herd figure to have the edge on that end of the court.

Of Charlotte’s 23 games with betting action, 12 have finished under the O/U total, while 13 of Marshall’s 25 games have finished under the projected point total. Looking at straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records, the Thundering Herd have a sizable advantage. They are 19-9 SU and 15-10 ATS, while the 49ers are 5-21 SU and 6-17 ATS.

Jon Davis has been solid over the last five games for Charlotte, averaging 19.0 points and 6.8 assists per game.

These teams have already met once this season. The two teams combined to score 174 points in that game, which was over the projected point total of 167. The Thundering Herd won 91-83, covering as 4-point favorites. The Thundering Herd’s turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the 49ers. Marshall had a rate of 15.5, while Charlotte posted a mark of 18.4. Davis was the top overall scorer in the game with 38 points.

Charlotte 49ers at Marshall Thundering Herd Odds Prediction

Pick: SU Winner – Marshall, ATS Winner – Charlotte, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Thundering Herd rank 81st in steals per game (6.8) while the 49ers rank 200th in steals allowed per game (7.7).
  • Charlotte ranks 190th in rebounds allowed per game (35.7) while Marshall ranks 297th (40.8).
  • On the road, Charlotte is 3-10 ATS with 9 unders and 4 overs.
  • Marshall is 8-5 ATS at home with 7 unders and 6 overs.
  • Marshall ranks 11th in assists per game (17.5) while Charlotte ranks 258th (11.1).
  • The Thundering Herd rank 12th in three pointers attempted per game (28.1) while the 49ers rank 235th (19.3).
  • Marshall ranks fourth in blocks per game (6.3) while Charlotte ranks 206th (2.2).

Betting Trends:

  • Marshall is 3-2 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs in their last five games.
  • Over their last five games, Charlotte is 1-4 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders.
  • The Thundering Herd’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.2, up from 4.9 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the 49ers have scored an average of 69.8 points per game (0.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 86.4 points per game (7.7 above their season average).