Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Charlotte 49ers Prediction, 12/11/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Charlotte 49ers
Date: Friday, December 11, 2020
Location: Dale F. Halton Arena in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Appalachian State (+4)
The Charlotte 49ers (1-2) host the Appalachian State Mountaineers (3-1) at Dale F. Halton Arena on Friday. The line on this game has Charlotte as 4-point favorites. The O/U is set at 131.5.
Appalachian State enters this contest with a record of 3-1 for the year. They are averaging 85.8 pts per game (41st in Division 1) on 46.7% from the field. The Mountaineers are connecting on 32.7% on 3-point shots (36 of 110) and 83.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Appalachian State is snagging 47.8 rebounds per game and has tallied 65 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 91st in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 15.0 times per contest and as a squad they commit 12.3 fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Mountaineers are able to force 17.3 turnovers per game and they draw 17.3 fouls. The Mountaineers are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 35.1% (85 of 242) and they concede 30.3 boards per contest as a group. They are 108th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 41 surrendered on the campaign. They give up 24.4% from 3-point land while they are 12th in college hoops in points per game allowed (54.8).
The Appalachian State Mountaineers played the North Carolina Wesleyan Battling Bishops and notched a win by a score of 81-57 in their last contest. Appalachian State ended having earned a 45.5% field goal percentage (25 of 55) and buried 9 of their 24 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Mountaineers made 22 of their 28 tries for a percentage of 78.6%. With respect to grabbing boards, they compiled 33 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 15 assists in this contest while having 10 steals and 4 rejections. In reference to the defense, Appalachian State allowed 45.5% from the field on 25 of 55. North Carolina Wesleyan dished out 10 assists and 3 steals in the game. Moreover, the Battling Bishops totaled 28 rebounds (4 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 4 rejections. North Carolina Wesleyan shot 68.4% from the charity stripe by knocking down 13 of their 19 tries. They also knocked down 2 of their 11 attempts from three-point range.
Donovan Gregory is one guy who saw a lot of action in the game. He ended up walking away with 14 points on 4 of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 24 mins and pulled down 4 rebounds. Gregory went 44.4% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. One more player that played big minutes in this matchup for the Mountaineers was CJ Huntley. He snagged 3 boards and also earned 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 55.6% from the field for this game by going 5-of-9 (18 points). Overall, Huntley saw the court for 26 minutes.
Charlotte has a win-loss record of 1-2 on the campaign. The 49ers have committed 17.3 personal fouls per contest and they go 69.0% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 13.7 times per contest (162nd in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.7 times per contest. Charlotte has scored 200 points this season (66.7 per contest) and they grab 36.3 boards per game. As an offense, the 49ers are connecting on 43.2% from the floor, which is ranked 232nd in the nation. The 49ers are ranked 45th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 60.7. The Charlotte defense surrenders 28.6% on 3-point attempts (20 of 70) and their opposition makes 74.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 13.0 dimes and 34.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 169th and 120th in the country. They have forced 11.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 38.2% from the field (64th in the nation).
The last time they took the court, the Charlotte 49ers got the victory with a final of 78-40 when they faced the South Carolina State Bulldogs. The 49ers pulled down 33 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 in the game. They also stuffed 6 attempts while recording 4 steals for the game. The Bulldogs were called for 10 fouls in the game which got the 49ers to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to make 9 of the free throws for a rate of 64.3%. Regarding shots from distance, Charlotte knocked down 9 of 23 tries (39.1%). When the game finished, the 49ers finished the game shooting 30 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.7%. The 49ers allowed the Bulldogs to convert 13 of 53 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 24.5% for the contest. They wrapped up this game 26.9% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 7 out of 26 and finished the contest at 7 out of 9 from the free throw line (77.8%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Charlotte permitted South Carolina State to snag 28 overall (5 offensive).
Jahmir Young ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the 49ers in the game. He converted 4 out of 9 for the matchup giving him a rate of 44.4%, which had him finishing with 12 points. Young grabbed 6 rebounds in his 33 mins played and had 4 assists for the matchup. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Charlotte was Jhery Matos. He notched 10 points in 33 minutes played via 4 of 12 from the floor for the contest. Matos wrapped this one up going 33.3% from the field while also collecting 4 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Appalachian State (+4)
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