Rice Owls vs Charlotte 49ers Prediction, 3/9/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Rice Owls vs Charlotte 49ers
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Location: Ford Center At The Star in Frisco, TX
The Charlotte 49ers (17-13) will try to beat the Rice Owls (15-15) at Ford Center At The Star on Wednesday.
The Rice Owls played UTSA and took a loss by a score of 82-71 in their last contest. In relation to personal fouls, the Owls finished with 15 while UTSA had 20 personal fouls. They knocked down 13 of 27 attempts from distance. UTSA went 75.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 9 of their 12 attempts. On top of that, UTSA pulled down 23 boards (5 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. UTSA doled out 15 assists and had 8 steals for the contest. In relation to the defense, Rice let their opponent shoot 51.7% from the floor on 30 of 58 shooting. They also doled out 16 assists for this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 33 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Owls buried 14 of 23 tries for a percentage of 60.9%. Rice finished having earned a 47.1% field goal percentage (24 out of 51) and knocked down 9 out of their 21 three-point attempts.
Max Fiedler is one guy who was a major contributor in this matchup. He left the arena with 11 points on 4 out of 5 shooting. He saw the court for 25 mins played and collected 10 rebounds. He ended up going 80.0% from the field and distributed 4 dimes.
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Rice enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 15-15 so far this season. They average 75.3 points per contest (69th in college hoops) while shooting 45.9% from the field. The Owls are hitting 38.0% on three-point shots (287 of 756) and 71.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Rice is snagging 35.7 boards per game and has accounted for 487 dimes so far this year, which ranks 29th in D-1 in terms of passing. They are turning it over 12.7 times per game and as a group they are committing 14.0 fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Owls have forced 10.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.7 personal fouls. They rank 292nd in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 432 surrendered for the campaign. The Owls defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.2% (860 of 1,901) and they concede 34.1 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are conceding 34.2% on 3-point attempts and they are 301st in college hoops in PPG allowed (74.2).
In their last game, the Charlotte 49ers took home the win by a final score of 70-67 when they faced Southern Miss. When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Charlotte permitted Southern Miss to grab 30 in all (7 offensive). They finished 40.0% from beyond the perimeter via 6 out of 15 and walked away from this one shooting 13 out of 20 from the charity stripe (65.0%). The 49ers allowed Southern Miss to knock down 24 out of 53 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 45.3% for the matchup. In all, the 49ers finished the game shooting 28 out of 57 from the field which had them shooting 49.1%. Concerning three-point attempts, Charlotte knocked down 8 of their 25 tries (32.0%). They were able to knock down 6 of them for a rate of 75.0%. Southern Miss earned 13 fouls in this game which got the 49ers to the free throw line for a total of 8 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while earning 3 steals in this contest. The 49ers snagged 24 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in this matchup.
Jahmir Young was important for the 49ers in this contest. He converted 8 out of 14 for the contest for a rate of 57.1%, and had 7 rebounds. He totaled 21 points in his 38 mins on the hardwood and totaled 6 dimes for this game.
Charlotte has a record of 17-13 on the season. As an offensive team, the 49ers are connecting on 46.5% from the field, which has them ranked 53rd in Division 1. Charlotte has scored 2,110 pts so far this year (70.3 per contest) and they grab 30.9 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 14.2 times per game (102nd in the country) and they turn it over 11.4 times per game. The 49ers commit 13.9 fouls every game and they connect on 79.2% from the free throw line.
The Charlotte defense surrenders 36.6% on shots from beyond the arc (227 of 620) and their opposition makes 77.6% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 12.2 dimes and 32.4 boards every game, which has them ranked 146th and 75th in the country. The 49ers on the defensive end are ranked 242nd in college hoops in points given up per game with 71.2. They have forced 11.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.9% from the floor (312th in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Rice
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