49ers open as college hoops underdog vs Bulldogs
Charlotte 49ers vs Butler Bulldogs Odds
Charlotte travels to Butler on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 17-6 record with a victory over the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs sport records of 20-4 and 15-7 ATS heading into this battle, while the 49ers have 17-6 and 11-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-8 for the Bulldogs and 9-8 for the 49ers.
Bettors looking to side with Butler in this one found them as 11.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 45-rated Bulldogs and the No. 83-ranked 49ers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-70 result in favor of the Bulldogs.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting 49ers rank No. 61 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.5 per game. That compares with Butler’s No. 104 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Butler is college basketball's No. 110-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the 49ers rate No. 342 with 3.5 per game.
Defensively, Charlotte features the nation's No. 193-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.5 points per game. Butler, meanwhile, comes in at No. 84 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Charlotte was a 68-61 loser at home against Virginia Commonwealth. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. The 49ers endured a 68-61 loss at the hands of the Rams on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from Terrence Williams at Dale F. Halton Arena.
Butler won its last outing, a 59-56 result against George Washington on February 9. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Butler got 14 points from Rotnei Clarke en route to a 59-56 victory over George Washington on Saturday at Charles E. Smith Center.
Charlotte 49ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Saint Louis are 5-5
After playing Virginia Commonwealth are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5
Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
A few 49ers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Charlotte is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Butler is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Butler is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games
Charlotte at Saint Louis, Saturday, February 16
Butler at Fordham, Saturday, February 16