Charlotte vs East Carolina Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/9/24

East Carolina (14-16) vs Charlotte (18-11)

Game Info: Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 4:00 pm (Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum)

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The Charlotte 49ers will make the in-state trip up to Greenville to face the East Carolina Panthers in AAC play this Saturday from the Williams Coliseum on ESPN+

Charlotte 49ers Preview

Charlotte moved to 18-21 after defeating Rice in Carolina by five, 69-64. The 49ers used a strong first half to get back into the win column, and they’ll attempt to Lin win number 20 here at home. Charlotte is scoring 69.2 points per game, on 45.5% shooting, while allowing 64.9 ppg, and they’re currently third in the AAC with a 8-2 record in league play. The Niners are 8-2 over their last ten games, and they’re 3-5 on the road this season.

Charlotte Team Profile

  • Aaron Fearne’s squad plays slow and leans on their defensive unit, averaging 65.1 possessions per game (357th), but they haven’t shot very well from deep, connecting on just 31.5% of their threes (282nd). 
  • Veteran guard Lu’cye Patterson led the way with 16 points in the win over East Carolina, and he leads Charlotte in scoring (14.3).
  • Junior forward Igor Milicic Jr. nearly posted a third straight double-double against USF, and he leads Charlotte in rebounding (8.4), while scoring 13.1 ppg. 
  • Sophomore center Dishon Jackson went for a team-high 16 points in the South Florida defeat, and he’s up to 11.2 ppg and 5.3 rpg. 
  • Durham native Nik Graves has reached double digits in seven of the previous nine games, and he’s averaging 10.2 ppg and a team-leading 3.0 apg. 

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East Carolina Pirates Preview

East Carolina fell to 14-16 after losing to SMU in Dallas, 80-76. The Pirates were outlasted in overtime by the Mustangs, and they’ll attempt to stop the bleeding here in their home finale. ECU is currently 8th in the AAC with a 7-7 record in league play, with a 4-6 record over their last ten games, while going 3-5 on the road this season.

East Carolina Team Analysis

  • Senior guard RJ Felton has hit the 20-point mark in three of his last five outings, and he leads East Carolina in scoring (16.5), while grabbing 6.3 rpg.
  • Raleigh native Brandon Johnson poured in a game-high 30 points in the road win over UTSA, and he leads ECU in rebounding (8.5), while scoring 13.7 ppg. 
  • Sophomore forward Ezra Ausar has struggled during February, but he remains third on the team at 12.0 ppg and scored a season-high 25 points in the SMU defeat, and he’s third in the team at 13.8 ppg and 4.7 rpg.  

Charlotte vs East Carolina Game Trends

  • Charlotte leads the all-time series, 19-10, after winning five consecutive matchups. 
  • CHA is 10-18 against the spread, with a 16-12 O/U record.
  • ECU is 12-14 ATS, with a 8-18 over/under record.

Charlotte vs East Carolina Prediction  

Charlotte tailed off a bit down the stretch after a breakthrough season in the conference, but I think they’ll close the campaign correctly here in Greenville. ECU’s been pushed around throughout league play, and I like the Niners capitalizing on that. Let’s back Charlotte for this in-state battle.

Corey’s Pick Charlotte TO WIN

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