Looking to win big? The Shockers and 49ers face off at 12:00 ET on ESPN2. The 49ers are hosting the game at Halton Arena in Charlotte, NC. The odds for this American Athletic conference game currently have Charlotte as the -6.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 135.5 points.

WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS VS CHARLOTTE 49ERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Charlotte 49ers -6.5

This game will be played at Halton Arena at 12:00 ET on Sunday, February 18th.

WHY BET THE CHARLOTTE 49ERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-68 in favor of the 49ers.
  • Not only will Charlotte pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Shockers Pull Off a Road Win?

Wichita State enters this game as a 6.5-point underdog, and they have gone 1-10 as the underdog this season. They have lost their last seven games on the road, and their average scoring margin on the road is -4.5 points per game.

Overall, the Shockers are 10-15 this season, including a 2-9 record in American Athletic Conference play. In their last game, they lost to East Carolina by a score of 68-55.

As the underdog this season, Wichita State has gone 3-7-1 against the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-6-1 and over their last 10 road games, they are 3-6-1 vs. the spread. The Shockers have an overall ATS record of 8-14-1 this year.

Wichita State’s over/under record for the season sits at 11-12, and today’s line of 135.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (146.8). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points, and their last three OU record is 1-2.

Coming off their recent game, the Wichita State offense tallied 55 points in a matchup against East Carolina. Their field goal percentage for the game was 37.7%, and they made 4 threes. Offensively, the Shockers have a season long field goal percentage of 44%, which is 222nd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 359th in percentage and 298th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Shockers’ defense is ranked 218th in the country at 73.7 points per contest. In their previous game vs. East Carolina, the Pirates finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 68 points vs. Wichita State.

Will the Charlotte Defense Show Up at Home?

Charlotte has been dominant at home this season, going 10-1 with an average scoring margin of +10.3 points per game. The 49ers have won seven straight games at home, and they are 12-2 as the favorite this season.

Overall, Charlotte is 16-8, including a 10-2 record in the American Athletic Conference. They have won their last two games, and their last game was a 79-70 victory over UTSA.

As the favorite this season, Charlotte has an ATS record of 9-4-1. Their overall ATS mark is 13-9-1. At home, the 49ers have gone 9-2 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Charlotte has a mark of 6-3-1.

Charlotte’s over/under record this season is 11-10-2. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 134.7 and their games have had an average of 134.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 135.5 is similar to the average scoring total in their games this year. Currently, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 135.5. In their last three games, their over/under record is 3-0 and those contests have had an average of 143 points.

Charlotte’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. UTSA, finishing the game with a total of 79 points. Their season average is now 69.8 points per game. Coming into the game, the 49ers offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 31%. On average, they get up 20.2 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 14.2 made free-throws.

Coming into today’s game, the Charlotte defense is giving up an average of 64.9 points per contest. Charlotte’s three-point defense is currently 64th in the country at 6.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.0% of their shots vs. Charlotte.