Planning on watching today’s Owls and 49ers game? Catch the action at Halton Arena in Charlotte, NC, as the 49ers hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The Owls are the favorites in this American Athletic conference matchup the against the 49ers. The over/under for the game is set at 138 points.

FLORIDA ATLANTIC OWLS VS CHARLOTTE 49ERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Charlotte 49ers +8.5

This game will be played at Halton Arena at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE CHARLOTTE 49ERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the 49ers.
  • Not only will Charlotte pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can the Owls Pull Off a Win at Charlotte?

Florida Atlantic comes into today’s game favored by 8.5 points and have an overall record of 11-3. So far this season, the Owls have been favored in 12 of their 14 games and have a record of 9-3 when favored.

In their last game, Florida Atlantic took on East Carolina and came away with a 79-64 victory. Over their last 10 road games, the Owls are 7-3, and this season they are 4-2 on the road.

Florida Atlantic has an ATS record of 9-5 this season and they are 7-5 vs. the spread when they are the favorite. On the road, their ATS record is 3-3 this year and over their last 10 road games, they have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

Florida Atlantic’s over/under record for the season sits at 7-7 and the average scoring total in their games is 152.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 138 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (148.6). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 158 points compared to a season-long average of 152.9 points per game.

In their latest game, Florida Atlantic’s offense looked good, scoring 79 points against East Carolina. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 48.3% and made 10/14 free throws. On the offensive front, the Owls have a season-long field goal percentage of 49%, ranking 32nd nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 74th in terms of percentage and 93rd in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Owls’ defense is positioned 123rd in the country, permitting 70.0 points per game. Florida Atlantic’s three-point defense is currently 135th in the country at 7.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.7% of their shots vs. Florida Atlantic.

Taking a Look at the 49ers Chances at Home

After starting the season 6-3, the Charlotte 49ers have dropped four straight games and now sit at 6-7 overall. In their last game, they fell to SMU by a score of 66-54. Over their last 10 games at home, the 49ers are an impressive 9-1.

So far this season, Charlotte has gone 4-1 at home and have an average scoring margin of +12.2 points per game in those contests. Today, they find themselves as 8.5-point underdogs against the Florida Atlantic Owls.

Charlotte has been a solid team vs. the spread at home this season, going 4-1. Their overall ATS record is at .500 (6-6), but they have been better vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the 49ers have gone 5-5.

Charlotte’s over/under record this season is 4-6-2, and today’s line of 138 is higher than the average OU line in their games (133). So far, 11 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points, and their over/under record during that span is 1-1.

In their most recent game, the Charlotte offense put up just 54 points vs. the SMU Mustangs. Overall, they are now averaging 67.5 points per game which is 384th in the country. Lu’Cye Patterson is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14.1. Meanwhile, Igor Milicic Jr. also brings a PPG average of 11.9 into the game.

Currently, the 49ers’ defense holds the 28th rank in the nation, allowing 63.7 points per game. Against SMU, the 49ers’ defense gave up 66 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, SMU only made 10 free-throws.