Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Owls versus the 49ers? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPNU. The game will be played at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX. The odds for this American Athletic conference game currently have Charlotte as the -7.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 130.5 points.


The Pick: Temple Owls +7.5

This game will be played at Dickies Arena at 9:00 ET on Friday, March 15th.


  • 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 Temple at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 130.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for Temple?

Temple comes into this game as the underdog, as they have been in 19 of their 31 games this season. As the underdog, the Owls are 5-14, and they have gone 4-1 in their last five road games.

Overall, Temple has gone 12-19 this season, and they have won three straight games. Their road record is 6-8, and their average scoring margin on the road is -3.1 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Temple has an ATS record of 10-8-1 and an overall ATS mark of 14-16-1. On the road, the Owls have gone 7-6-1 vs. the spread this year and are 3-0 in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Temple has an impressive ATS record of 8-2.

So far this season, the over/under record for Temple is 15-15-1. Today’s over/under line of 130.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (143). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points.

In their recent matchup, the Temple offense ended with 75 points against SMU. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 51.9% and made 9 threes. On offense, Temple has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 39%. So far, they are 162nd in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 71%.

Currently, the Owls’ defense holds the 209th rank in the nation, allowing 73.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. SMU, the Mustangs finished with a field goal percentage of 39% and a total of 60 points vs. Temple.

Will the 49ers Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Charlotte enters this game as the favorite, as they have been in 18 of their 30 games this season. So far, they have gone 14-4 in those games. At home, they have been especially strong, going 12-2 this season compared to 6-9 on the road.

Most recently, the 49ers defeated East Carolina by a score of 82-72. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 9-1, and over their last five, they are 4-1. So far this season, their average scoring margin at home is +8.1, while on the road, it is -4.0.

As the favorite this season, Charlotte has gone 10-7-1 vs. the spread. The 49ers have a home ATS mark of 10-4 and are 6-3 in their last 10 games as the favorite at home.

Charlotte’s over/under record for the season sits at 13-14-2, and today’s line of 130.5 is lower than the average over/under line of 135.2 in their games. So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Charlotte offense tallied 82 points in a matchup against East Carolina. Their field goal percentage for the game was 55.1%, and they made 11 threes. Offensively, the 49ers have a season long field goal percentage of 45%, which is 144th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 311st in percentage and 268th in three-pointers made.

So far this season, the Charlotte defense has been performing well, ranking 28th in the country at 65.9 points allowed per contest. Against East Carolina in their most recent game, the Charlotte defense gave up a total of 72 points while allowing East Carolina to hit 53% of their shots.