Charlotte 49ers vs MTSU Blue Raiders Prediction, 2/13/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Charlotte 49ers vs MTSU Blue Raiders
Date: Sunday, February 13, 2022
Location: Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, TN
The MTSU Blue Raiders (16-7) host the Charlotte 49ers (13-10) at Murphy Center on Sunday.
The Charlotte 49ers took the court against Louisiana Tech and took a loss by a score of 82-77 in their last contest. Charlotte walked away from the game having earned a 54.5% FG percentage (30 out of 55) and converted 7 out of their 23 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the 49ers knocked down 10 of their 12 attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. In reference to getting rebounds, they collected 35 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 17 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and having 2 steals. In the matter of defense, Charlotte allowed the other team to shoot 44.4% from the floor on 28 out of 63 shooting. Louisiana Tech dished out 12 assists and had 8 steals in the game. In addition, Louisiana Tech grabbed 24 rebounds (7 offensive, 17 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Louisiana Tech walked away from this one shooting 85.7% from the charity stripe by converting 18 of their 21 attempts. They made 8 of 22 attempts from distance. In reference to fouls, the 49ers ended up finishing with 17 and Louisiana Tech accumulated 12 fouls.
Jahmir Young is someone who was a factor in this matchup. He went 55.6% from the floor and earned 5 dimes. He was on the court for 36 minutes played and also collected 5 boards. He racked up 28 points on 10 of 18 shooting.
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Charlotte enters this one with a win-loss record of 13-10 this year. They are losing possession via turnover 11.9 times per game and as a team are committing 13.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Charlotte is collecting 31.3 boards per contest and has 335 assists for the year, which is 107th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The 49ers are hitting 36.4% on shots from downtown (184 of 505) and 77.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 70.3 points per game (205th in the nation) on 46.6% from the floor.
On defense, the 49ers are forcing 11.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 14.8 personal fouls. They currently rank 148th in the country in allowing assists with 279 surrendered for the year. The 49ers are allowing a FG percentage of 45.9% (607 of 1,323) and they surrender 32.6 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are giving up 35.7% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 245th in college basketball in PPG allowed (71.5).
The last time they took the hardwood, the MTSU Blue Raiders got the victory with a final of 63-48 when they faced Old Dominion. The Blue Raiders were able to snag 24 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 37 in the game. They coughed it up 11 times, while recording 9 steals in this contest. Old Dominion earned 11 fouls for the game which got the Blue Raiders to the charity stripe for a total of 8 tries. They were able to make 7 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 87.5%. In reference to shots from distance, MTSU converted 10 out of their 28 tries (35.7%). When this game wrapped up, the Blue Raiders shot 23 out of 59 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 39.0%. The Blue Raiders permitted Old Dominion to convert 18 of their 52 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 34.6% for the matchup. They finished the game shooting 16.7% from beyond the arc by hitting 2 out of 12 and ended up shooting 10 of 19 from the free throw line (52.6%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, MTSU permitted Old Dominion to collect 35 overall (13 on the offensive glass).
Eli Lawrence was important for the Blue Raiders in this contest. He recorded 18 points in his 29 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to notch an assist. He converted 6 out of 12 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and added 7 rebounds.
MTSU has a record of 16-7 on the season. The Blue Raiders commit 18.6 personal fouls every game while shooting 74.5% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 12.3 times per contest (236th in college basketball) and they turn it over 13.2 times per game. MTSU has 1,716 pts so far this season (74.6 per game) and they pull in 35.2 boards per contest. As an offense, the Blue Raiders are connecting on 44.9% from the floor, which ranks 133rd in the nation.
The Blue Raiders on defense are ranked 132nd in Division 1 in points given up per game with 67.2. They are able to force 15.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.5% from the field (157th in D-1). The MTSU defense concedes 32.3% on shots from distance (148 of 458) and their opponents are knocking down 71.9% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 10.4 dimes and 34.1 rebounds per game, ranking them 40th and 142nd in those categories on the defensive end.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Charlotte
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