The 49ers and Golden Hurricane are set to face off at 8:00 ET on ESPNU. The Golden Hurricane will host the game at Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK. Charlotte is favored by -2 in this American Athletic conference contest against Tulsa. The game’s over/under currently sits at 138 points.

CHARLOTTE 49ERS VS TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE BETTING PICK

The Pick: Tulsa Golden Hurricane +2

This game will be played at Reynolds Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-67 in favor of the Golden Hurricane.
  • Not only will Tulsa pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can the 49ers Grab a Win in Tulsa?

Charlotte will be the favorite on the road against Tulsa, as they are favored by two points. The 49ers have a record of 17-9 this season, including an 11-3 mark in American Athletic Conference games. They have gone 6-6 in non-conference games.

At home, Charlotte has been dominant, going 11-1, compared to just 5-8 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +10.3, while it is -5.2 on the road. The 49ers have been favored in 15 of their 26 games, going 13-2 in those contests.

Charlotte has an ATS record of 14-10-1 this season, including a mark of 10-2 as the favorite. On the road, the 49ers have gone just 4-8-1 vs. the spread this year and are 0-3 ATS in their last three road games.

Charlotte’s over/under record this season is 11-12-2 and today’s line of 138 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (135.3). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 136 points.

In their most recent game, the Charlotte offense put up just 52 points vs. the Memphis Tigers. Overall, they are now averaging 69.2 points per game which is 346th in the country. Igor Milicic Jr. led the team in scoring, putting up 16 points. Additionally, Robert Braswell contributed 13 points for the 49ers.

So far, the 49ers’ defense is ranked 27th in the country at 65.2 points per contest. Charlotte’s three-point defense is currently 60th in the country at 6.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.5% of their shots vs. Charlotte.

Will the Golden Hurricane Defense Show Up at Home?

Despite being the underdog, Tulsa has been much better at home this season, going 10-5 compared to 1-7 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +8.4, compared to -15.0 on the road. They have lost two straight games at home, and their record in their last 10 home games is 6-4.

Overall, Tulsa is 13-13 this season, and they have lost five straight games. In their last game, they lost to Wichita State by a score of 79-63. In American Athletic Conference play, they are just 3-10, but they have gone 10-3 in non-conference action.

As the underdog this season, Tulsa has struggled vs. the spread, going just 3-9-1. Their overall ATS mark is 9-11-3. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Golden Hurricane are just 1-8-1.

Today’s over/under line of 138 for the Tulsa vs Charlotte game is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (147.4). The average scoring total in their last three games is 144 points, which is higher than today’s over/under line of 138. So far this season, 15 of their games have finished with more points than 138.

Coming off their recent game, the Tulsa offense tallied 63 points in a matchup against Wichita State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 43.4%, and they made 2 threes. PJ Haggerty is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 20.3. Meanwhile, Cobe Williams also brings a PPG average of 12.7 into the game.

Tulsa’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 73.6 points per game. Tulsa’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Wichita State offense to knock down 48% of their shots on their way to putting up 79 points.