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Charlotte 49ers battle vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders highlights college basketball odds menu

Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersCharlotte 49ers
19-7February 20, 2014, 07:00 | Dale F. Halton Arena14-10


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Charlotte and Middle Tennessee on Thursday, with the host 49ers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Charlotte battles the Blue Raiders, currently sitting with a 19-7 mark (11-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-11 for the 49ers and 10-11 for the Blue Raiders.

View Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Charlotte 49ers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including BetDSI) had the 49ers installed as PK in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The 49ers sit at No. 159 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Raiders sit at No. 15 on the same chart.

Middle Tennessee won its last outing, an 81-64 result against Southern Miss on February 15. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. Middle Tennessee got 26 points from Kerry Hammonds II en route to an 81-64 victory over Southern Miss on Saturday at Murphy Center.

Charlotte was a 59-56 loser in its last match at home against Marshall. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Shawn Lester scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the 49ers to a win (they lost 59-56 to Marshall at Dale F. Halton Arena on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Charlotte's No. 116-ranked scoring average of 72.62 PPG, against a Blue Raiders defense rated No. 41 and allowing 65.08 PPG. The 49ers FG% has averaged 44.27% to date this season, less than the Blue Raiders shooters have managed so far (45.99% per game).

A few Blue Raiders at 49ers trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 6 games
Middle Tennessee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Charlotte is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Charlotte is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games
Charlotte is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Middle Tennessee at Marshall, Saturday, February 22nd
Charlotte at UAB, Saturday, February 22nd