Saturday, January 23, 2016
Dale F. Halton Arena
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers travel to Dale F. Halton Arena to play the Charlotte 49ers on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Hilltoppers come into this game with an overall record of 10-9 and a road record of 1-6. They are 7-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-6. The 49ers have an overall record of 5-13 and a home record of 3-6. They have an over/under record of 9-7 and they are 12-5 against the spread.
Justin Johnson comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Hilltoppers. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 64% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Aaron Cosby averages 11.5 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Western Kentucky. His field goal percentage is 33% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Braxton Ogbueze averages 12.1 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the 49ers. He grabs 1.9 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Adrien White averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Western Kentucky averages 75.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 116th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 73rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 101st in the country. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game which ranks them 101st and 186th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 157th with 12.7 per game. The Hilltoppers allow 77.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 284th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 268th and 316th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 112th and they give up 15.5 assists per contest which puts them in 306th place in the country. They force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 327th in the Division 1.
Charlotte averages 74.9 points per game this year which ranks them 126th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -7.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 237th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 102nd in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest which ranks them 119th and 172nd respectively. In the turnover department the 49ers rank 44th with 11.2 per game. The 49ers allow 82 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 334th in the country. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 44% average from behind the arc ranking them 341st and 351st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 243rd and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 226th place in the nation. The 49ers force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 188th in college basketball.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 7-8 against the spread
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 9-6 against the over/under
Charlotte 49ers Betting Trends
The Charlotte 49ers are 12-5 against the spread
The Charlotte 49ers are 9-7 against the over/under
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
12/19/15 C Nathan Smith ACL out for season
12/12/15 F Phabian Glasco Achilles out for season
Charlotte 49ers Injuries
01/06/16 F Bernard Sullivan Concussion out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Western Kentucky
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