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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Charlotte 49ers Over Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at Dale F. Halton Arena against the Charlotte 49ers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in this one, their betting line was listed as 3-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Charlotte 49ers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 7-8 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Charlotte 49ers are 12-5 ATS. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 9-6 on betting the total; Charlotte 49ers are 9-7-1.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 125-ranked Charlotte 49ers and the No. 221-rated Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Charlotte's No. 125-ranked scoring average of 74.89 PPG, against a Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defense rated No. 216 and allowing 76.95 PPG. The Charlotte 49ers FG% has averaged 42.23% to date this season, less than the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers shooters have managed so far (46.6% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Western Kentucky got 17 points from Justin Johnson but lost anyway, 68-62, to Old Dominion on Thursday at Ted Constant Center.

Andrien White scored 30 points and added 30 rebounds for a double-double, leading Charlotte over Marshall, 103-95, on Thursday at Dale F. Halton Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Western Kentucky is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Western Kentucky is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games
  • Western Kentucky is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Charlotte is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Charlotte is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 7 games
  • Charlotte is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Kentucky home to UAB, Thursday, January 28th
Charlotte at Florida International, Thursday, January 28th