Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Blazers versus the 49ers? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Halton Arena in Charlotte, NC. The over/under for this game is set at 139.5 points, and the 49ers are the home favorites against the Blazers in a American Athletic conference matchup.

UAB BLAZERS VS CHARLOTTE 49ERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Charlotte 49ers -4.5

This game will be played at Halton Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 23rd.

WHY BET THE CHARLOTTE 49ERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the 49ers.
  • Not only will Charlotte pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Does UAB Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

UAB comes into this game as the underdog, as they have a record of 12-6 on the season and are 4-1 in American Athletic Conference play. They have gone 3-3 on the road, and their average scoring margin in those games is -3.2.

Over their last ten road games, the Blazers have gone 5-5, and they have won two in a row. In their most recent game, they defeated East Carolina by a score of 69-61.

As the underdog this season, UAB has been perfect vs. the spread at 5-0. Their overall ATS mark is 8-8-1, but they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

This season, UAB’s over/under record sits at 10-7 and today’s over/under line of 139.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (149.3). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 147 points compared to their season average of 152.2 points per game. So far this year, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 139.5.

In contrast to their season average of 76.9 points per game, the UAB had a below average performance. They scored 69 points against East Carolina and had a field goal percentage of 43.1%. The top scorer for the Blazers was Eric Gaines with 17 points, while Javian Davis-Fleming also added 14 to the scoreboard.

At present, the Blazers’ defense is nationally ranked 228th, allowing 75.0 points per game. The UAB defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 61 points and allowed East Carolina to connect on 5 threes.

Are Charlotte Ready for a Home Win?

Charlotte has been a much better team at home this season, going 7-1 compared to 2-6 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +10.4 compared to -6.2 on the road. They have won their last four games and have gone 9-1 in their last 10 at home.

So far this season, the 49ers have been favored in nine of their 18 games, going 7-2 in those matchups. In their last game, they defeated North Texas by a score of 56-44.

As the favorite this season, Charlotte has gone 7-2 vs. the spread. At home, the 49ers have an ATS mark of 7-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Charlotte has gone 7-2-1 vs. the spread.

Charlotte’s over/under record for the season sits at 5-9-2. The average over/under line in their games this year is 133.4 and their games have averaged 130.8 points. So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s over/under line of 139.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 127 points and their OU record during that stretch is 1-2.

In contrast to their season average of 68.6 points per game, the Charlotte had a below average performance. They scored 56 points against North Texas and had a field goal percentage of 42.6%. Offensively, the 49ers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, placing them 189th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 314th in terms of percentage and 276th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the 49ers’ defense holds the 22nd rank in the nation, allowing 64.1 points per game. Against North Texas in their most recent game, the Charlotte defense gave up a total of 44 points while allowing North Texas to hit 42% of their shots.