South Florida Bulls vs Charlotte 49ers NCAAB Betting Prediction

South Florida Bulls vs Charlotte 49ers Prediction 3/2/2024

The South Florida Bulls (21-5) travel to face off against the Charlotte 49ers (17-10) on Saturday, March 2nd. This game will be played at Halton Arena in Charlotte and televised on ESPN+. South Florida is coming off a win in their previous game, while Charlotte is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Tulsa. Tip-off is set for 4:00 ET.

South Florida Bulls vs Charlotte 49ers

The South Florida Bulls Are Coming Off A Win

South Florida enters tonight’s game against Charlotte as the underdog, with their record of 6-3 on the road compared to their 15-2 mark at home. The Bulls have won six straight games on the road and are coming off a 79-68 win over SMU.

Overall, South Florida has won 13 consecutive games and they are 21-5 on the season. In American Athletic Conference play, they have gone 14-1 compared to their non-conference record of 7-4.

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

South Florida’s over/under record this season is 8-18 and the average scoring total in their games is 143.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 135.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (147.1). So far, 18 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 149 points.

The Charlotte 49ers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Coming off a two-game losing streak, Charlotte (17-10, 11-4 AAC) is a 3.5-point favorite at home against South Florida. The 49ers have been dominant at home this season, going 11-1 with an average scoring margin of +10.3.

Over their last 10 games at home, the 49ers are 9-1, and they have won five straight. So far this season, Charlotte has been favored 16 times, going 13-3 in those games.

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

This season, the over/under record for Charlotte games is 11-13-2. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 134.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 135.5 points is similar to the average over/under line in their games. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 131 points and their over/under record during this span is 0-3.

South Florida Offense Breakdown

South Florida’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 79 points vs. SMU. Overall, they hit 51.2% of their shots from the field and went 27/30 from the free-throw line. The team’s top scorer is Selton Miguel, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 15, while Chris Youngblood also maintains a PPG average of 14.9 leading up to the game.

Selton Miguel (G) 15.0 3.4 2.3
Chris Youngblood (G) 14.9 2.5 2.1
Kasean Pryor (F) 12.0 7.4 1.7

Charlotte Offense Breakdown

The Charlotte offense is coming off a game where they scored 67 points against Tulsa. They posted a field goal percentage of 51% and connected on 9 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Lu’Cye Patterson who comes into today’s matchup averaging 14.4. Igor Milicic Jr. also heads into the game with a PPG average of 12.7.

Lu’Cye Patterson (G) 14.4 3.4 2.4
Igor Milicic Jr. (F) 12.7 8.4 1.8
Dishon Jackson (C) 11.7 6.0 1.3

South Florida Team Defense

The Bulls’ defense is presently ranked 86th nationally, allowing an average of 68.5 points per contest. South Florida’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the SMU offense to knock down 51% of their shots on their way to putting up 68 points.

Charlotte Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Charlotte defense is giving up an average of 65.3 points per contest. 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%.

Bulls vs 49ers Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, South Florida has an ATS record of 3-1-1 while averaging 68 per game. The team went 5-0 overall in these games.
  • Although Charlotte has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 0-3. The team averaged 64 points per game in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Bulls have an ATS record of 3-0 in their last three games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-0.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the 49ers have a straight up record of 4-1, while going 2-3 against the spread.

Bulls vs 49ers Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this 49ers vs. 49ers game, our recommendation is to take the 49ers at -3.5. Despite our model showing the 49ers winning 73-71, we like Bulls as our point-spread pick.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 135.5 and our model has the Bulls and 49ers finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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