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Charlotte 49ers vs Saint Louis Billikens Betting Preview

Saint Louis BillikensCharlotte 49ers
Jan 14, 2:00 PM | Dale F. Halton Arena

Saint Louis Billikens vs Charlotte 49ers Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Charlotte vs Saint Louis battle Saturday at Dale F. Halton Arena as the 49ers look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The 49ers sport records of 9-6 and 6-3-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Billikens have 13-4 and 9-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-2 for the 49ers and 7-5-1 for the Billikens.

View Saint Louis vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Charlotte sat as 3.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the 49ers rated this week at No. 68 and the Billikens sitting at No. 101. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 80-67 result in favor of the Billikens.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Billikens is ranked No. 291 in NCAA hoops at 32 per game. Contrast that with Charlotte’s No. 72 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Charlotte is the No. 134-ranked team in the country at 6.7 per game, while Saint Louis rates No. 90 at 7.2 per game.

Defensively, Saint Louis features the nation's No. 73-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.6 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 152 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Saint Louis was a 72-67 loser at home against Temple. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. Saint Louis got 16 points from Kwamain Mitchell but lost anyway, 72-67, to Temple on Wednesday at Chaifetz Arena.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were an 85-75 loser as they battled Massachusetts on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. The 49ers got a huge 31-point effort from Chris Braswell but still lost 85-75 against Massachusetts on Wednesday at Mullins Center.

Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Duquesne are 3-7
After playing Temple are 3-3
After a loss are 4-6

Charlotte 49ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Massachusetts are 4-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Billikens at 49ers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saint Louis's last 6 games on the road
Saint Louis is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Saint Louis is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
Charlotte is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Saint Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games
Charlotte is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing Saint Louis

Next up:
Saint Louis home to Duquesne, Saturday, January 21
Charlotte home to Kennesaw State, Wednesday, January 18