Charlotte vs. Florida International - 3/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Charlotte vs. Florida International - 3/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

Florida International Panthers (17-11) at Charlotte 49ers (15-11)

College Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Dale F. Halton Arena)

The Line: Charlotte 49ers -5 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Florida International Panthers (17-11, 8-7 CUSA) travel to Charlotte, NC to take on the Charlotte 49ers (15-11, 9-6 CUSA) in a Conference USA battle at Dale F. Halton Arena. The last time these teams played, Florida International was clobbered by Charlotte 49-75 as 3 ½-point home underdogs.

In their last 10 games, Florida International has gone 5-5 straight up and 6-4 against the spread. Florida International is 5-8 on the road this season but has gone 7-6 against the spread. Florida International averages 76.6 points per game and gives up 72.3 points per game.

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Florida International has lost 3 consecutive games, and they didn’t show up in their last game at home against North Texas, losing 59-78 as 5 ½-point underdogs. Florida International is ranked 170th by KenPom, and they are a balanced team with the 180th ranked offense and 173rd ranked defense in the nation. Florida International has four players who average double-digit scoring, and are led by Senior forward Devin Andrews, who averages 16.2 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game, and Senior forward Osasumwen Osaghae, who chips in 12.6 points per game and 8 rebounds per game.

In their last 10 games, Charlotte has gone 5-5 straight up and 4-5-1 against the spread. Charlotte is an impressive 12-1 at home this season and has gone 9-3-1 against the number in those games. Charlotte averages just 69.6 points per game at home and gives up only 59.4 points per game in games at Dale F. Halton Arena.

Charlotte has gone 1-2 in their last 3 games, all of which came on the road, but won its last contest 72-70 as 6 ½-point underdogs at Western Kentucky. Charlotte is ranked 149th by KenPom, with the 204th ranked offense and 107th ranked defense in the nation. They are led by Senior guard Jordan Shepherd, who averages 14 points per game, 3.1 rebounds per game and 4.4 assists per game. 

Charlotte and Florida International have split their last 8 games, with Charlotte going 5-3 against the spread in that time. In their last 10 games, the over is 8-2 for Charlotte, and the under is 8-2 for Florida International. In the last 8 games they played against each other, the under is 5-3.

Charlotte has been nearly unbeatable at home and they’ve covered the number most of the time with a strong defense. Give me the 49ers to cover the spread at home.

 

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Erik’s Pick Charlotte -5

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