The UTSA Roadrunners (9-21, 3-16 C-USA) will attempt to stop a seven-game home losing skid when hosting the Charlotte 49ers (18-11, 9-9 C-USA) on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET.
Thursday’s matchup between the 49ers and the Roadrunners features the 49ers as 6-point favorites. The point total for the game is 133.5.
Charlotte vs. UTSA Odds
Point Spread for Charlotte vs. UTSA
The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with sportsbooks listing Charlotte as the favorite.
Charlotte vs. UTSA Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Charlotte has -275 odds to pick up the win, while UTSA is listed at +224 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 133.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, March 2, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: San Antonio, Texas
- Arena: UTSA Convocation Center
Charlotte vs. UTSA Betting Trends
In Charlotte’s 29 games this year, it has 18 wins against the spread. The 49ers have come away with 13 wins in the 18 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Charlotte’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 39.3% of the time (11 out of 28 games with a set point total).
UTSA has 12 wins against the spread in 28 games this year. The Roadrunners have won 17.4% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (4-19). UTSA’s games this season have hit the over 64.3% of the time (18 out of 28 games with a set point total).
Charlotte vs. UTSA Key Players to Watch
Aly Khalifa is tops on the 49ers at 6.6 rebounds per contest, while also averaging 2.6 assists and 11.4 points. Brice Williams posts 12.6 points and 0.8 assists per contest — both team highs. He is also averaging 4.8 rebounds, shooting 48.1% from the floor and 41.5% from beyond the arc with 1.5 made 3-pointers per contest. Lu’Cye Patterson puts up a team-leading 3 assists per contest. He is also averaging 9.6 points and 3.3 rebounds, shooting 47.7% from the field. Montre’ Gipson puts up 7.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest, shooting 46.2% from the field and 48.6% from downtown (ninth in the nation) with 1.2 made 3-pointers per contest.
Jacob Germany leads the Roadrunners in rebounding (8.3 per game), and averages 12.2 points and 0.8 assists. He also averages 0.4 steals and 0.8 blocked shots. DJ Richards gives the Roadrunners 10.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game. He also puts up 0.4 steals and 0 blocked shots. The Roadrunners get 10.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game from John Buggs III.
What you need to know about the Charlotte 49ers
In Charlotte’s 18 C-USA games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total seven times. The 49ers are scoring 65.7 points per game this year (325th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really played well defensively, surrendering just 61.1 points per game (12th-best). Although Charlotte is averaging just 27.8 boards per game (fifth-worst in college basketball), it ranks 17th-best in college basketball by allowing just 27.6 rebounds per contest.
Offensively, the 49ers have performed better when playing at home this season, putting up 68.8 points per game, compared to 63.9 per game in road games. Charlotte is sinking 7.9 three-pointers per game (120th-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 37.5% shooting percentage (30th-ranked) from three-point land. The 49ers are ceding 7 threes per game (153rd-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 34.4% (220th-ranked) from downtown.
The 49ers have gone 6-4 over their last 10 contests, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. Charlotte has hit the over in three of its past 10 outings. Charlotte has seen a decrease in scoring recently, racking up 61.6 points per game in its last 10 outings, 4.1 points fewer than the 65.7 it has scored this season. The last 10 games have seen Charlotte concede 0.3 more points per game (61.4) than its season-long average (61.1).
What you need to know about the UTSA Roadrunners
UTSA has won seven games against the spread this year in conference play, while failing to cover 12 times. Offensively the Roadrunners are the 256th-ranked squad in the country (68.9 points per game). On defense they are 20th-worst (76.8 points allowed per game). In 2022-23, UTSA is 186th in the country in rebounds (31.6 per game) and 19th-worst in rebounds allowed (34.3).
At home the Roadrunners are putting up 69.5 points per game, 1.3 more than they are averaging away (68.2). In 2022-23, UTSA is 189th in the country in 3-point makes (7.4 per game) and 241st in 3-point percentage (33.2%). In 2022-23, the Roadrunners are 259th in the country in 3-pointers allowed (7.9 per game) and 246th in defensive 3-point percentage (34.8%).
The Roadrunners have gone 2-8 over their past 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. UTSA has gone over the total in eight of its last 10 contests. UTSA is averaging 70.9 points per game in its last 10 games, which is two more than its average for the season (68.9). While the Roadrunners are surrendering 76.8 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their past 10 games, allowing 80.7 points per contest.
Charlotte vs. UTSA Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is Charlotte, and we expect that Charlotte will cover the spread (Charlotte -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 133.5 points.
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