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Massachusetts Minutemen vs 49ers College Hoops Game Preview

Massachusetts MinutemenCharlotte 49ers
Feb 2, 2:00 PM | Dale F. Halton Arena

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Charlotte 49ers Odds

14-5TEAM RECORD16-4

The Charlotte 49ers host Massachusetts on Saturday, looking to build on their 16-4 mark against the 14-5 Minutemen in college hoops action at Dale F. Halton Arena.

This season, the 49ers are 16-4 overall and 9-6 ATS ATS, while the Minutemen are 14-5 and 7-12 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Charlotte boasts a 8-6 on the OU, and Massachusetts is 7-12.

View Massachusetts vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Massachusetts before tip-off in this one found them as 2-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 77-rated 49ers and the No. 111-ranked Minutemen, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-70 result in favor of the 49ers.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Minutemen is ranked No. 88 in NCAA hoops at 37.2 per game. Contrast that with Charlotte’s No. 56 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Charlotte is the No. 343-ranked team in the country at 3.4 per game, while Massachusetts rates No. 89 at 7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Massachusetts owns the country's No. 200-rated mark, allowing 70.8 points per game on the highway. Charlotte, on the other hand, rates No. 168 in scoring at home.

Massachusetts was a 61-60 winner in their most recent outing on the road against La Salle. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. Raphiael Putney scored 17 points leading the Minutemen to a 61-60 victory over La Salle at Tom Gola Arena on Wednesday.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were an 82-54 loser as they battled George Washington on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. The 49ers were hammered by George Washington on Saturday, losing by an 82-54 final at Charles E. Smith Center in college basketball betting action.

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Rhode Island are 4-6
After playing La Salle are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Charlotte 49ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Temple are 7-3
After playing George Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Minutemen at 49ers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 5 games on the road
Massachusetts is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Massachusetts is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Charlotte is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing Massachusetts
Charlotte is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games

Next up:
Massachusetts home to Rhode Island, Wednesday, February 6
Charlotte at Temple, Wednesday, February 6