Planning on watching today’s Bulls 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 over/under for this game is set at 134.5 points, and Charlotte is favored by -3.5 vs. South Florida in a American Athletic conference matchup.

SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS VS CHARLOTTE 49ERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: South Florida Bulls +3.5

This game will be played at Halton Arena at 4:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-71 in favor of the 49ers.
  • Even though we have Charlotte winning straight-up, we like South Florida at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Do the Bulls Have What it Takes in Charlotte?

South Florida enters this game with a 21-5 record, including a 14-1 mark in American Athletic Conference play. The Bulls have won 13 straight games, and they are 6-3 on the road this season.

So far, South Florida has been the underdog in nine games, going 6-3 in those contests. The Bulls’ average scoring margin on the road this season is -0.1.

South Florida has been a solid bet against the spread this season, going 17-6-3. Their road ATS mark is 4-3-2 and they are 6-2-1 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bulls have gone 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

South Florida’s over/under record this season is 8-18 and today’s line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (147.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points compared to their season average of 143.7 points per game.

The South Florida offense is coming off a game in which they scored 79 points vs. SMU. Overall their field goal percentage was 51.2% while connecting on 8 threes. The South Florida offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 23.8 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 36% of their looks from outside this season.

At present, the Bulls’ defense is nationally ranked 84th, allowing 68.5 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.8 threes per game vs. Charlotte. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.8%.

Do the 49ers Stand a Chance at Home?

Charlotte enters this game as a 3.5-point favorite, and they have been the favorite in 16 of their 27 games this season. They have a record of 13-3 when favored, compared to 3-7 when they are the underdog. At home, the 49ers have been dominant, going 11-1 this season, and they have won eight straight games at home.

Overall, Charlotte is 17-10, and they have gone 11-4 in American Athletic Conference play. They are coming off a two-point loss to Tulsa, and they have lost two straight games. For the season, they have a scoring margin of +10.3 points per game at home.

As the favorite this season, Charlotte has an ATS record of 10-5-1. At home, they are 10-2 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the 49ers have gone 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

Charlotte’s over/under record this season is 11-13-2 and today’s line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (135.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 131 points and their OU record during this stretch is 0-3. On the year, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

The 49ers’ offense finished with 67 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 69.1 points per contest. Lu’Cye Patterson led the team in scoring, putting up 20 points. Additionally, Jackson Threadgill contributed 12 points for the 49ers.

At this time, the 49ers’ defense is positioned 27th in the country, permitting 65.3 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.1 threes per game vs. South Florida. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.0%.