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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Visit Charlotte 49ers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Western Kentucky Hilltoppers taking on the Charlotte 49ers Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers opened as -12.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Charlotte 49ers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Charlotte 49ers battles the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, currently sitting with a 12-5 mark (11-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 5-8 for the Charlotte 49ers and 8-6-1 for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Charlotte 49ers rated this week at No. 282 and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers sitting at No. 46.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Western Kentucky is ranked No. 165 in NCAA basketball at 35.47 per game. Contrast that with Charlotte's No. 169 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Charlotte is the No. 208-ranked team in the country at 6.67 per game, while Western Kentucky rates No. 222 at 6.35 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Justin Johnson scored 25 points and helped out with 14 rebounds for Western Kentucky on Thursday, leading the Hilltoppers to a 75-68 victory over Old Dominion at Ted Constant Center.

The 49ers got a huge 38-point effort from Jon Davis but still lost 91-83 against Marshall on Thursday at Dale F. Halton Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Western Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Western Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Western Kentucky is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Western Kentucky is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Charlotte is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Charlotte is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Charlotte is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Charlotte is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Western Kentucky

Next Betting Matchups

Western Kentucky home to UAB, Thursday, January 18th
Charlotte at Florida Atlantic, Thursday, January 18th