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Charlotte 49ers vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Preview

Virginia Commonwealth RamsCharlotte 49ers
Feb 9, 7:00 PM | Dale F. Halton Arena

Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Charlotte 49ers Odds

18-5TEAM RECORD17-5

Virginia Commonwealth travels to Charlotte on Saturday, hoping to boost its 18-5 record with a victory over the 49ers.

The 49ers sport records of 17-5 and 10-7 ATS heading into this battle, while the Rams have 18-5 and 6-10 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-7 for the 49ers and 7-9 for the Rams.

View Virginia Commonwealth vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rams were listed as 7-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the 49ers, most recently No. 81 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Rams, who rate No. 40 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 83-73 victory for the Rams.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Charlotte has the nation's No. 151-rated offensive output, at 68.5 PPG. The visiting Rams defense ranks No. 99 allowing on average 63 PPG. The 49ers FG% has averaged 45% so far, more than the Rams marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.

Defensively, Virginia Commonwealth features the nation's No. 92-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.9 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 178 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Virginia Commonwealth was an 81-65 winner at home against Fordham. They failed to cover the 25.5-point spread as favorites. Troy Daniels went off for 29 points and added 7 rebounds, leading Virginia Commonwealth over Fordham, 81-65, on Saturday at Siegel Center.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were an 89-88 loser as they battled Temple on the road. They covered in the match as a 9-point underdog. The 49ers endured an 89-88 loss at the hands of the Owls on Wednesday, despite a 23-point effort from Chris Braswell at Liacouras Center.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

Charlotte 49ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Temple are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Rams at 49ers trends to consider:
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Charlotte is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Charlotte is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games
Charlotte is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Virginia Commonwealth home to Massachusetts, Thursday, February 14
Charlotte at Butler, Wednesday, February 13