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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - 49ers underdogs vs Seminoles at Florida State

Charlotte 49ersFlorida State Seminoles
6-2December 17, 2013, 07:00 | Tucker Center6-3

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Tuesday when the Florida State Seminoles try to run the Charlotte 49ers off the court at Tucker Center in college hoops action.

Florida State will face the 7-2 49ers, who own a 6-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Seminoles are 1-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the 49ers are 2-4 favoring the OVER.

View Charlotte 49ers vs Florida State Seminoles Odds and Stats.

Florida State opened as -10.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 128-rated Charlotte taking on the No. 156-rated Seminoles in this contest.

Charlotte was a 77-59 winner in its last match on the road against Appalachian State. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. Mike Thorne Jr. scored 26 points for Charlotte on Sunday, leading the 49ers to a 77-59 win over Appalachian State at Holmes Convocation Center.

In their last action, Florida State was a 77-53 winner at home against Jacksonville State. They covered the 20-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Seminoles and Gamecocks didn�t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Jacksonville State was handed a 77-53 defeat on Sunday at Tucker Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Florida State's No. 85-ranked scoring average of 76.78 PPG, against a 49ers defense rated No. 130 and allowing 69.78 PPG. The Seminoles FG% has averaged 49.79% to date this season, more than the 49ers shooters have managed so far (45.47% per game).

A few 49ers at Seminoles trends to consider:
Charlotte is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Charlotte is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Florida State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Florida State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Florida State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Charlotte home to Usc Spartanburg, Saturday, December 21st
Florida State at Massachusetts, Saturday, December 21st