Thursday, March 3, 2016
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The Charlotte 49ers travel to Tudor Fieldhouse to play the Rice Owls on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 166.5.
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The 49ers come into this game with an overall record of 12-17 and a road record of 4-7. They are 17-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 16-10. The Owls have an overall record of 12-17 and a home record of 9-6. They have an over/under record of 18-5 and they are 7-16 against the spread.
Braxton Ogbueze comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night so far this season for the 49ers. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Joseph Uchebo averages 12.9 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 11.3 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 53%.
Marcus Evans averages 20.9 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Owls. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Egor Koulechov averages 17.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Charlotte averages 78.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 40th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 124th. 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 140th and 82nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 101st with 11.9 per game. The 49ers allow 80.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 329th in the nation. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc ranking them 337th and 348th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 207th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 205th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 145th in the Division 1.
Rice averages 76.1 points per game this year which ranks them 91st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -5.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 136th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 261st in the nation. They average 32.3 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest which ranks them 313th and 178th respectively. In the turnover department the Owls rank 154th with 12.5 per game. The Owls allow 81.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 336th in the country. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the arc ranking them 345th and 350th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 212th and they give up 15.6 assists per contest which puts them in 324th place in the nation. The Owls force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 102nd in college basketball.
The 49ers average 71.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 85.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.7 per contest. The 49ers have an offensive rating of 107.5 and they assist on 52.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.9 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 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.7%. The 49ers give up 79.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 81.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Owls score 81.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 77 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.4 points per game. The Owls have a rating on offense of 106.3 and 52.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Rice turns it over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.3%. The Owls give up 81.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 77.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Charlotte 49ers Betting Trends
The Charlotte 49ers are 17-10 against the spread
The Charlotte 49ers are 16-10 against the over/under
Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 7-16 against the spread
The Rice Owls are 18-5 against the over/under
Charlotte 49ers Injuries
03/02/16 G Adrien White Leg injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Rice
01/06/16 F Bernard Sullivan Concussion out for season
Rice Owls Injuries
11/16/15 G Chad Lott Knee out indefinitely
11/16/15 G Marcus Jackson Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte
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