MTSU Blue Raiders vs Charlotte 49ers Prediction, 3/2/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: MTSU Blue Raiders vs Charlotte 49ers
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Location: Dale F. Halton Arena in Charlotte, NC
The MTSU Blue Raiders (22-7) are traveling to Dale F. Halton Arena on Wednesday where they will try to defeat the Charlotte 49ers (15-13).
The MTSU Blue Raiders took the court against Western Kentucky and walked away with a win by a score of 69-52 in their last game. MTSU finished the game having earned a 39.1% FG percentage (27 of 69) and made 10 of their 36 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Blue Raiders knocked down 5 of their 7 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they earned 41 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 20 assists in this matchup as well as forcing 13 turnovers and getting 7 steals. When talking about the defense, MTSU allowed 31.1% from the floor on 19 of 61 shooting. Western Kentucky recorded 9 assists and had 7 steals for this game. Additionally, Western Kentucky snagged 34 rebounds (7 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Western Kentucky finished the game at 72.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of 11 attempts. They also knocked down 6 of their 20 shots from 3-point land. When it comes to personal fouls, the Blue Raiders walked away with 10 and Western Kentucky racked up 9 personal fouls.
Josh Jefferson is a player who came through for the contest. He shot 44.4% from the field and also earned 2 assists. He played 31 mins played and snagged 3 rebounds. He accounted for 10 points on 4 of 9 shooting.
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MTSU will enter this matchup with a record of 22-7 for the season. They turn it over 13.0 times per contest and as a squad they commit 18.1 personal fouls per game. As a team, MTSU is collecting 35.2 rebounds per contest and has 369 dimes on the season, which is 193rd in college basketball in terms of passing. The Blue Raiders are shooting 32.8% on shots from distance (242 of 738) and 75.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 74.9 pts per game (82nd in D-1) while connecting on 45.1% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Blue Raiders are forcing 15.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.9 fouls. They are ranked 45th in the country in allowing assists with 299 relinquished this season. The Blue Raiders defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 42.3% (672 of 1,590) and they relinquish 33.4 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They relinquish 31.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 100th in college hoops in opponents points per game (66.5).
The last time they took the court, the Charlotte 49ers took a defeat with a final score of 74-69 when they played Florida Atlantic. The 49ers corralled 15 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 19 in this contest. They also turned the ball over 7 times, while recording 8 steals in this matchup. Florida Atlantic had 20 personal fouls in the matchup which got the 49ers to the free throw line for a total of 22 shots. They were able to make 19 of them for a rate of 86.4%. In reference to shots from beyond the arc, Charlotte converted 4 out of their 15 tries (26.7%). At the conclusion of this game, the 49ers went 23 for 53 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.4%. The 49ers permitted Florida Atlantic to convert 23 of 50 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 46.0% for this contest. They finished 31.6% from beyond the arc by going 6 out of 19 and finished the game at 22 of 26 at the free throw line (84.6%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Charlotte permitted Florida Atlantic to pull down 35 in all (10 on the offensive glass).
Jahmir Young ended up having an impact for the 49ers for this contest. He converted 10 out of 17 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 58.8%, and totaled 3 rebounds. He tallied 26 points in his 39 mins on the court and had 2 assists in this matchup.
Charlotte has a mark of 15-13 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the 49ers are hitting on 46.8% from the floor, which ranks 47th in the country. Charlotte has accounted for 1,980 pts on the season (70.7 per contest) and they pull in 30.8 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 14.3 times per contest (93rd in the country) and they are turning it over 11.6 times per game. The 49ers commit 13.9 personal fouls per contest while shooting 78.9% from the free throw line.
The 49ers defensively are ranked 254th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 71.9. They are forcing 11.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (326th in D-1). The Charlotte defense gives up 36.5% on shots from distance (211 of 578) and opponents are making 78.1% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 12.3 dimes and 32.4 boards per contest, which ranks them 147th and 77th in those categories on the defensive end.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Charlotte
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