Louisiana Tech vs. Charlotte - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Charlotte 49ers (16-12) at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (21-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Thomas Assembly Center)
The Line: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -7.5 -- Over/Under: 133.5
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The Charlotte 49ers will travel to the Thomas Assembly Center to take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The Charlotte 49ers improved to 16-12 (10-7 C-USA) on the season after defeating the North Texas Mean Green, 56-43, this past Wednesday night. Charlotte was outstanding defensively against the Mean Green and had no trouble securing the victory after taking a 35-26 lead with 15:27 left in regulation. Charlotte shot 50.0% from beyond the arc while holding North Texas to just 31.3% shooting from the field and 21.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the 49ers was Jordan Shepherd who had 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists.
On the season, Charlotte is averaging 67.1 ppg on 45.6% shooting from the field. The 49ers are averaging 6.5 three-pointers per game on 34.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Charlotte has been led by Jordan Shepherd (14.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.2 apg), Jahmir Young (12.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.6 spg), and Drew Edwards (10.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.3 spg).
Defensively, Charlotte is holding their opponents to an average of 64.7 ppg on 44.1% shooting from the field. The 49ers have a rebound margin of -0.1 and a turnover margin of 0.0.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs improved to 21-8 (12-5 C-USA) on the season after defeating the FIU Golden Panthers, 76-73, this past Wednesday. Louisiana Tech was solid offensively agianst FIU and was able to hold off the Golden Panthers late after taking a 69-61 lead with 4:17 left in regulation. Louisiana Tech shot 54.0% from the field and 35.3% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was Amorie Archibald who had 18 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.
On the season, Louisiana Tech is averaging 74.8 ppg on 46.6% shooting from the field. The Bulldogs are averaging 8.3 three-pointers per game on 35.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Louisiana Tech has been led by DaQuan Bracey (12.9 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.2 spg), Kalob Ledoux (11.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg), and Amorie Archibald (11.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.3 apg).
Defensively, Louisiana Tech is holding their opponents to an average of 64.4 ppg on 39.9% shooting from the field. The Bulldogs have a rebound margin of 2.8 and a turnover margin of 2.2.
The 49ers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games in March and 15-12-1 ATS on the season. The Bulldogs are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games and 7-6 ATS at home on the season.
Charlotte comes into this game ranked 285th in scoring offense, 79th in FG%, and 50th in defensive FG%.
Louisiana Tech has been solid on both ends of the court this season and comes into this match-up ranked 79th in scoring offense, 39th in FG%, and 45th in scoring defense.
Louisiana Tech is one of the better C-USA tams this season as the Bulldogs are balanced on both ends of the court, however, the Bulldogs have struggled a bit ATS as of late. Charlotte has won 4 of their last 7 games which included an impressive road win agianst Western Kentucky and as the 49ers like to slow down the pace of the game, I think Charlotte does enough in this one to keep this one within the number. Take Charlotte and the points.