Looking to win big? The 49ers and Tigers face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Tigers are hosting the game at FedExForum in Memphis, TN. The over/under for this American Athletic conference contest is set at 145 points, with Memphis being favored by -5.5 at home against Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE 49ERS VS MEMPHIS TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Memphis Tigers -5.5

This game will be played at FedExForum at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, February 21st.

WHY BET THE MEMPHIS TIGERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Not only will Memphis pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can the 49ers Lock in a Road Win?

Charlotte enters this game as a 5.5-point underdog, and they have gone 3-6 as the underdog this season. On the road, the 49ers have gone 5-7, and their average scoring margin is -3.7 points per game.

Over their last three road games, the 49ers have gone 2-1, and they have gone 4-1 in their last five. So far this season, they have gone 17-8, and they are currently on a three-game winning streak.

As the underdog this season, Charlotte has an ATS record of 4-5 and an overall ATS mark of 14-9-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the 49ers have gone 5-5 vs. the spread. On the road this year, Charlotte is 4-7-1 ATS and they are 1-2 ATS in their last three road contests.

This season, the over/under record for Charlotte games is 11-11-2. The average scoring total in their games this year is 134.6 points, which is right in line with the average over/under line of 134.8. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 145, including eight of their last 10 games.

The 49ers’ offense finished with 72 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 69.8 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Lu’Cye Patterson with 19 points. Dishon Jackson also added 14 points for the 49ers.

The 49ers’ defense is presently ranked 23rd nationally, allowing an average of 64.8 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Charlotte’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 28.5% this season.

Is a Home Win Possible for Memphis?

Memphis enters this game with an 18-8 overall record, including a 7-6 mark in the American Athletic Conference. They have dropped their last two games, including a 106-79 loss to SMU.

At home, the Tigers are 11-2 this season, and their average scoring margin is +7.4 points per game. Over their last 10 home games, they are 8-2.

Memphis has not been a good bet this season, going just 8-18 against the spread. Their ATS mark is even worse at home, where they have gone 3-10. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers are just 2-8 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Memphis games is 15-10-1. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 156.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 145 is lower than the average OU line in their games of 151.7. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-0-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 164 points.

Memphis’ offense had a good outing, putting up 79 points against SMU. They achieved a 48.2% field goal percentage and went 16/25 from the free-throw line. The team’s top scorer is David Jones, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 22, while Jahvon Quinerly also carries a PPG average of 13.2 into the game.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Memphis is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 76.5 points per game (279th). The Memphis defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 106 points and allowed SMU to connect on 12 threes.