Saturday, February 20, 2016
E. A. Diddle Arena
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The Charlotte 49ers travel to E. A. Diddle Arena to play the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Western Kentucky as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The 49ers come into this game with an overall record of 10-16 and a road record of 4-6. They are 16-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-9. The Hilltoppers have an overall record of 12-14 and a home record of 9-4. They have an over/under record of 12-10 and they are 9-13 against the spread.
Braxton Ogbueze comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 32.7 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 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Joseph Uchebo averages 12.5 points per game in 26.6 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 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 54%.
Justin Johnson averages 15.8 points per game while playing 29 minutes per contest this year for the Hilltoppers. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Aaron Cosby averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Charlotte averages 77.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 60th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 159th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 33rd in the country. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game which ranks them 129th and 93rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 53rd with 11.4 per game. The 49ers allow 80.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 326th in the nation. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc ranking them 336th and 347th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 227th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 216th place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 162nd in the Division 1.
Western Kentucky averages 75.2 points per game this year which ranks them 114th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 84th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 162nd in the nation. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per contest which ranks them 56th and 189th respectively. In the turnover department the Hilltoppers rank 246th with 13.5 per game. The Hilltoppers allow 77.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 280th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 251st and 285th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 111th and they give up 15 assists per contest which puts them in 299th place in the nation. The Hilltoppers force 10.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 322nd in college basketball.
The 49ers average 73 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 92.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.7 per contest. The 49ers have an offensive rating of 106.9 and they assist on 52.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.2%. The 49ers give up 80.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 79.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hilltoppers score 75.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 79.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.7 points per game. The Hilltoppers have a rating on offense of 108.2 and 49.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Western Kentucky turns it over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.7%. The Hilltoppers give up 72.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 82.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Charlotte 49ers Betting Trends
The Charlotte 49ers are 16-8 against the spread
The Charlotte 49ers are 14-9 against the over/under
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 9-13 against the spread
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 12-10 against the over/under
Charlotte 49ers Injuries
01/06/16 F Bernard Sullivan Concussion out for season
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
12/19/15 C Nathan Smith ACL out for season
12/12/15 F Phabian Glasco Achilles out for season
01/27/16 G Chris Harrison-Docks Personal has left team
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte
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