Western Kentucky at Charlotte College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2019
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Dale F. Halton Arena
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers head to Dale F. Halton Arena to take on the Charlotte 49ers on Thursday, January 3, 2019. The opening line for this game has Western Kentucky as 9 point favorites.
Western Kentucky comes into this game with an overall record of 7-6. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 73.5 points per game while giving up 73.8 per contest. Charlotte has an overall mark of 3-8. They are averaging 58.0 points per contest and giving up 68.1, which is a point differential of -10.1.
Valuable Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 7-6-0 against the spread this season
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 7-5-1 against the over/under this year
Important Charlotte 49ers Betting Trends
The Charlotte 49ers are 4-7-0 against the spread this season
The Charlotte 49ers are 6-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
12/15/18 F DeSean Murray Personal is out for season
Key Charlotte 49ers Injuries
11/09/18 G Luka Vasic ACL is out for season
11/06/18 F Bryant Thomas Left Team is out for season
11/06/18 F Najee Garvin Left Team is out for season
Taveion Hollingsworth comes into this game averaging 15.9 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Jared Savage averages 14.8 points per contest in 36.9 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Jon Davis scores 19.7 points per contest while playing 37.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 3.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Malik Martin averages 9.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.6 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Kentucky averages 73.5 points per contest, which is 204th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 132nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 135th in the nation. They average 36.0 boards per contest and 12.1 assists per game, which ranks them 189th and 281st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 106th with 14.4 per game. The Hilltoppers allow 73.8 points per contest, which is 232nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 255th and 263rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 129th, and they allow 13.4 assists per game which puts them in 201st place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 90th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 348th in the nation with 58.0 points per contest this season. They are 326th in the country in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -10.1. They shoot 27% from beyond the arc, which is good for 344th in the NCAA. They are 337th in D-1 in rebounding with 30.5 boards per contest and 351st in assists per game with 8.9. The 49ers are 59th in turnovers per contest with 15.2. The 49ers give up 68.1 points per game, which ranks them 100th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 196th and 166th in those defensive statistics. They rank 103rd with 11.9 dimes allowed per game and 64th with 32.3 boards surrendered per contest. The 49ers are 67th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per contest this year.
The Hilltoppers have an offensive rating of 103.2, which is ranked 203rd. They are 147th in college basketball in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 218th. As a unit they are 171st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 345th in D-1. Western Kentucky is 91st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions.
Charlotte is 9th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 21 times per 100 possessions. The 49ers are 341st in the country in offensive rating with 87.5. In terms of pace they are 333rd in Division 1 with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 335th. As a team they are 301st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 185th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Western Kentucky/Charlotte college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Western Kentucky -9
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