Charlotte at UTSA 3/10/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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UTSA Roadrunners (14-10) vs Charlotte 49ers (9-15)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6:30 pm (Ford Center at The Star)
Betting Odds: UTSA Roadrunners -4.5 -- Over/Under: 140 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Charlotte faces UTSA on Wednesday, March 10th at Ford Center at The Star for an NCAA basketball C-USA matchup.
Charlotte ended its regular season with a 75-66 loss to Marshall on the road on March 6th. Charlotte ended the regular season on an eight-game losing streak, as the 49ers have played really poorly as of late. Charlotte's offense has struggled and the defense that was sharp at the beginning of the season has now collapsed. Charlotte is 9-15 overall and 5-11 in conference play. Charlotte's leading scorer so far this season has been G Jahmir Young, who has scored 18.0 points per game for the 49ers. Charlotte as a team has scored 63.5 points per game and has shot the ball at a 43.7% clip from the field. Charlotte has also allowed 66.5 points per game to its opponents as well.
UTSA finished its regular season with a blowout win over a subdivision team by the name of SW Adventist. UTSA slashed the Knights Of SWA by the final score of 123-43, a feel-good beatdown to end the regular season and head into the conference tourney. UTSA finished the season with a 14-10 record and a 9-7 C-USA record as well. UTSA has also won four of its last five games overall. UTSA's leading scorer has been G Jhivvan Jackson, who has scored 20.7 points per game for the Roadrunners. UTSA as a team has scored 79.6 points per game and has shot the ball at a 45.0% clip from the field. UTSA has also allowed 73.5 points per game to its opponents as well.
UTSA opens as a 4.5-point favorite and the total is set at 140. If there was a team in the Conference-USA that I thought could make a Cinderella run to the conference championship, it would be this UTSA team. That is because this UTSA team has two elite scorers in Jackson and Keaton Wallace, and when a team gets hot shooting the basketball, anything is possible. I will take UTSA and lay the lumber here.