Expect a low-scoring game when the Charlotte 49ers (10-6, 4-1 CUSA) and Old Dominion Monarchs (6-12, 2-3 CUSA) face off at Chartway Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on Monday, January 20, 2020.
Charlotte 49ers at Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Preview
The 49ers fell to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in their last outing, 80-63. Jahmir Young put together a solid performance for Charlotte, leading the team in scoring with 14 points on 4-for-9 shooting. Western Kentucky did a terrific job of making free throws (27-31; 87.1 percent). Charlotte, on the other hand, forced the Hilltoppers into a turnover percentage of 23.8 (above their season average of 16.7).
In the Monarchs’ last matchup, they were topped by the Marshall Thundering Herd, 68-67. With 15 points and nine rebounds, Jason Wade played well for Old Dominion. Marshall had a turnover percentage of 10.6 (better than their season average of 18.2). Old Dominion, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 54.3 (above their season average of 30.5).
The ineffective offense of Old Dominion (332nd in the nation with an offensive efficiency of 92.7) will face off against the top-notch defense of Charlotte (43rd in the NCAA with a defensive efficiency of 91.5). The 49ers should have the advantage on that end of the court. Also, second chance points could be tough to come by for the 49ers. They rank 330th in the nation in offensive rebounding percentage at 21.8 percent, while the Monarchs are eighth-best on the defensive glass (defensive rebounding percentage of 78.3 percent).
These two teams have already met once this season. The 49ers won 53-47. Charlotte’s 0.244 free throw rate was their biggest strength over Old Dominion, who had a rate of 0.077. Despite the loss, Aaron Carver had a stellar game with 9 points and nine rebounds.
Charlotte 49ers vs. Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Charlotte, ATS Winner – Charlotte, O/U – Over
The 49ers rank 207th in assists per game (11.4) while the Monarchs rank 247th (9.1).
Old Dominion ranks 259th in three pointers attempted per game (18.1) while Charlotte ranks 277th (17.0).
Old Dominion ranks 47th in rebounds per game (39.2) while Charlotte ranks 248th (32.9).
The Monarchs rank 25th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while the 49ers rank 181st (7.8).
Charlotte averages 3.8 blocks per game, which ranks 74th in the NCAA. Old Dominion ranks 147th in blocks allowed per game (4.1).
The Monarchs have outscored opponents by an average of 1.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Old Dominion has been defeated by an average of 1.3 points.
During their last five games, the 49ers have scored an average of 62.4 points per game (5.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 61.6 points per game (1.1 below their season average).