Planning on watching today’s 49ers and Green Wave game? Catch the action at Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, LA, as the Green Wave hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPNU. This American Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 148 points, and Tulane is favored to win by -3.5 at home vs. Charlotte.
CHARLOTTE 49ERS VS TULANE GREEN WAVE BETTING PICK
The Pick: Tulane Green Wave -3.5
This game will be played at Devlin Fieldhouse at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.
WHY BET THE TULANE GREEN WAVE:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Green Wave.
- Not only will Tulane pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Will Charlotte Make it Happen on the Road?
The Charlotte 49ers enter this game as the underdog, and they have gone 2-5 in such games this season. They are 12-7 overall and have won six straight games. In their last game, they defeated UAB by a score of 76-70.
On the road, Charlotte is 3-6 this year, and they have gone 2-1 in their last three road games. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 3-7. This season, they have been outscored by an average of 5.3 points per game on the road.
Charlotte has an overall ATS record of 11-6-1 this season. On the road, they are 3-5-1 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the 49ers have gone 3-4 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Charlotte has a .500 ATS mark of 5-5.
Charlotte’s over/under record for the season is 7-9-2 and today’s line of 148 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (133.9). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 135 points.
Charlotte finished with 76 points in their game against UAB. This total surpasses their season-average of 69 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is Lu’Cye Patterson, who holds an average of 14.3 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Igor Milicic Jr. is averaging 12.6 points per game this season.
Charlotte’s defense has been playing well, ranking 26th nationally, with 64.4 points allowed per game. Charlotte’s three-point defense is currently 55th in the country at 5.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.2% of their shots vs. Charlotte.
Will Tulane Make it Happen at Home?
Tulane has been a much better team at home this season, going 8-4 compared to 3-3 on the road. The Green Wave have also been favored in 12 of their 19 games, going 10-2 in those contests.
After losing their most recent game to UTSA by a score of 89-88, Tulane’s record now stands at 12-7. They are 3-4 in American Athletic Conference games compared to 9-3 in non-conference games.
At home this season, Tulane has an ATS record of 6-6 and they have gone 3-0 vs. the spread in their last 3 home games. Overall, the Green Wave have an ATS mark of 8-10 for the year. When looking at their record vs. the spread as the favorite, Tulane is 6-6 this season and 6-4 in their last 10 games as the favorite.
So far this season, the over/under record for Tulane games is 12-6. The average over/under line in their games is 158.2 and today’s line of 148 is lower than that. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 162 points and their OU record during that span is 1-2.
In their most recent game, the Green Wave’s offense tallied 88 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 85.9 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Kevin Cross, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 17.6, while Jaylen Forbes also maintains a PPG average of 15.3 leading up to the game.
At present, the Green Wave’s defense is nationally ranked 290th, allowing 79.5 points per game. Tulane will look once again to perform well on defense, holding UTSA to just 41% shooting in their most recent game.