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Florida Atlantic Owls face Charlotte 49ers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Florida Atlantic OwlsCharlotte 49ers
7-13January 30, 2014, 07:00 | Dale F. Halton Arena12-7

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Florida Atlantic when they take on the Charlotte 49ers on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

The 49ers sport a record of 12-7 and 8-7 ATS heading into this battle, while the Owls have 7-13 and 7-7-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-7 for the 49ers and 5-9-1 for the Owls.

View Florida Atlantic Owls vs Charlotte 49ers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Charlotte in this one found them as -8-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 229-rated 49ers and the No. 179-ranked Owls, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Florida Atlantic was a 66-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Florida International. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Owls endured a 66-57 loss at the hands of the Golden Panthers on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Pablo Bertone at U.S. Century Bank Arena.

Charlotte was a 71-69 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Rice. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. The 49ers got 18 points from Shawn Lester, but it was Rice that prevailed in a 71-69 final on Saturday at Autry Court.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Owls is ranked No. 46 in NCAA hoops at 38.25 per game. Contrast that with Charlotte’s No. 32 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Charlotte is the No. 150-ranked team in the country at 5.89 per game, while Florida Atlantic rates No. 116 at 6.35 per game.

A few Owls at 49ers trends to consider:
Florida Atlantic is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 5 games
Florida Atlantic is 1-15 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Charlotte is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games
Charlotte is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Florida Atlantic at Marshall, Saturday, February 1st
Charlotte at Florida International, Saturday, February 1st