Thursday, February 18, 2016
Cam Henderson Center
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The Charlotte 49ers travel to Cam Henderson Center to play the Marshall Thundering Herd on Thursday, February 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Marshall as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 179.5.
The 49ers come into this game with an overall record of 10-15 and a road record of 4-5. They are 16-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-8. The Thundering Herd have an overall record of 13-12 and a home record of 7-3. They have an over/under record of 15-9 and they are 14-9 against the spread.
Braxton Ogbueze comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this season for the 49ers. He pulls down 2.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Joseph Uchebo averages 12.8 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 11.2 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 54%.
James Kelly averages 20.4 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Thundering Herd. He grabs 9.4 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Jon Elmore averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Charlotte averages 78 points per contest this season which ranks them 53rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 133rd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 25th in the country. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game which ranks them 147th and 91st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 53rd with 11.4 per game. The 49ers allow 79.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 324th in the nation. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the arc ranking them 337th and 349th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 185th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 212th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 174th in the Division 1.
Marshall averages 85 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 56th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 201st in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per contest which ranks them 106th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Thundering Herd rank 207th with 13.1 per game. The Thundering Herd allow 84 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 344th in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 300th and 234th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 335th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 206th place in the nation. The Thundering Herd force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 119th in college basketball.
The 49ers average 73.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 91.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 16 per contest. The 49ers have an offensive rating of 108 and they assist on 52.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.8%. The 49ers give up 80.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Thundering Herd score 85.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 104.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.7 points per game. The Thundering Herd have a rating on offense of 109 and 55.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 77.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Marshall turns it over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.6%. The Thundering Herd give up 75.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 98.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Charlotte 49ers Betting Trends
The Charlotte 49ers are 16-7 against the spread
The Charlotte 49ers are 14-8 against the over/under
Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 14-9 against the spread
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 15-9 against the over/under
Charlotte 49ers Injuries
01/06/16 F Bernard Sullivan Concussion out for season
Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
12/09/15 G Aleksa Nikolic Facial out for season
12/09/15 G Noah Frampton Shoulder redshirt
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte
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