Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Mean Green and 49ers. The game is starting at 4:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the 49ers at Halton Arena in Charlotte, NC. Get ready to place your bets! The Mean Green are the favorites in this American Athletic conference matchup the against the 49ers. The over/under for the game is set at 119 points.
NORTH TEXAS MEAN GREEN VS CHARLOTTE 49ERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Charlotte 49ers +1.5
This game will be played at Halton Arena at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.
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 +1.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 119 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Will the Mean Green Find a Way to Win in Charlotte?
North Texas has been on a roll lately, winning five straight games to improve to 11-5 overall. They are a perfect 4-0 in American Athletic Conference play, and they have gone 7-3 on the road this season. Their average scoring margin on the road is +6.0 points per game, and they have won two straight games away from home.
As the favorite, the Mean Green have gone 8-1 this season. They are coming off a narrow 60-59 win over East Carolina, and their record over their last 10 road games is 7-3. On the season, North Texas has gone 6-3 at home, and they are favored by 1.5 points in this game with an over/under of 119.
When looking at North Texas’ ATS record this season, they are currently 9-5. In games where they have been the favorite, their record vs. the spread is 6-3. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-2, and over their last 10 road games, they are 7-3 vs. the spread.
North Texas’ over/under record for the season is 6-7-1 and the average scoring total in their games is 126.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 119 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (128.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 121 points and their OU record during that stretch is 0-3.
Against East Carolina, the North Texas had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 68.9 points per game. They scored 60 points and posted a field goal percentage of 40% in the game. Jason Edwards is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 17.1 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Aaron Scott brings a PPG average of 12.2 into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the North Texas defense is giving up an average of 58.4 points per contest. So far, the North Texas defense is giving up an average of 8.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.4 times per game (510th).
Will Charlotte Pull Through as the Underdog Home Team?
Charlotte enters this game as the underdog, with a record of 2-5 in that role this season. They are 10-7 overall and have won four straight games. In their most recent game, they defeated Rice, 81-79.
At home, the 49ers are 6-1 this season and have won three straight games. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 9-1.
Against the spread this season, Charlotte has a record of 9-6-1. At home, they are 6-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the 49ers have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.
Today’s over/under line of 119 for the game between Charlotte and North Texas is lower than the average over/under line in the 49ers’ games this season (134.5). So far, 14 of their matchups have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.
The Charlotte offense is coming off a game where they scored 81 points against Rice. They posted a field goal percentage of 46% and connected on 10 threes. The team’s top scorer is Lu’Cye Patterson, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 13.4, while Igor Milicic Jr. also carries a PPG average of 12.5 into the game.
At this time, the 49ers’ defense is positioned 38th in the country, permitting 65.2 points per game. The Charlotte defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 79 points and allowed Rice to connect on 10 threes.