Charlotte vs. Middle Tennessee C-USA Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023
The No. 5 seed Charlotte 49ers (18-13, 9-11 C-USA) are 1-point favorites in C-USA Tournament against the No. 4 seed Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (18-13, 11-9 C-USA) on Thursday at Ford Center at The Star. The matchup tips off at 7:00 PM and airs on ESPN+, with both teams hoping to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The over/under is 126 in the matchup.
Charlotte vs. Middle Tennessee Odds
- Charlotte odds to win: -113
- Middle Tennessee odds to win: -106
- Spread: Charlotte (-1)
- Total: 126
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Frisco, Texas
- Venue: Ford Center at The Star
Who Will Win Charlotte vs. Middle Tennessee?
Charlotte and Middle Tennessee Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Charlotte has an 11-8 record against the spread in games it was favored by 1 point or more this season.
Middle Tennessee is 5-8 against the spread when an underdog by 1 point or more this season.
The two teams average a combined 11.2 more points per game (137.2) than this matchup’s over/under of 126 points.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.4 more points per game (130.4) than this matchup’s total of 126 points.
The average over/under Charlotte has had set in games this year is 3.4 more points than this outing’s point total.
The average point total for the Blue Raiders this year is 12.2 points higher than this game’s over/under.
So far this season, the 49ers have compiled a 19-12-0 record against the spread.
So far this season, the Blue Raiders have compiled a 14-15-0 record against the spread.
Charlotte Stats & Insights
Charlotte averages 66.8 points per game (305th in college basketball) while giving up 62.6 per contest (22nd in college basketball). It has a +128 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 4.2 points per game.
The 28 rebounds per game Charlotte averages rank 344th in the country. Its opponents grab 28.1 per outing.
The 49ers make 8 three-pointers per game (103rd in college basketball), while their opponents have made 7 on average.
Charlotte ranks 67th in college basketball with 98.3 points scored per 100 possessions, and 202nd in college basketball defensively with 92.2 points conceded per 100 possessions.
The 49ers put up 70.3 points per game when playing at home, compared to 64.6 points per game in away games, a difference of 5.7 points per contest.
Middle Tennessee Stats & Insights
Middle Tennessee has a +79 scoring differential, topping opponents by 2.6 points per game. It is putting up 70.4 points per game, 204th in college basketball, and is allowing 67.8 per outing to rank 113th in college basketball.
Middle Tennessee prevails in the rebound battle by an average of 2.5 boards. It records 30.8 rebounds per game (241st in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 28.3.
Middle Tennessee makes 7 three-pointers per game (223rd in college basketball), while its opponents have made 6.5 on average.
Middle Tennessee’s 92.6 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 214th in college basketball, and the 89.2 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 115th in college basketball.
In 2022-23 the Blue Raiders are scoring 3.6 more points per game at home (72.2) than away (68.6).
Charlotte Key Players to Watch
The scoring leader for the 49ers this season is Brice Williams, who averages 13.5 points, five rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game.
Charlotte’s leading rebounder is Aly Khalifa averaging 6.5 boards per game and its best passer is Lu’Cye Patterson and his 2.9 assists per game.
Williams leads the 49ers in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 1.6 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Montre’ Gipson and Khalifa lead Charlotte on the defensive end, with Gipson leading the team in steals averaging one per game and Khalifa in blocks averaging 0.7 per contest.
Middle Tennessee Key Players to Watch
Eli Lawrence puts up 12.3 points per game to be the top scorer for the Blue Raiders.
The Middle Tennessee leaders in rebounding and assists are DeAndre Dishman with 5.5 rebounds per game (he also adds 10.4 points and 2.1 assists per game) and Camryn Weston with 2.7 assists per game (he also tacks on 10.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game).
Lawrence makes 1.7 three-pointers per game, the most on the Blue Raiders.
Teafale Lenard is at the top of the Middle Tennessee steals and blocks leaderboards with 1.6 steals per game and 1.9 blocks per game.
Charlotte vs. Middle Tennessee Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Middle Tennessee (+1)
- Pick OU:
Charlotte 68, Middle Tennessee 67
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