Charlotte 49ers vs. Memphis Tigers Betting Preview

02 / 21 / 2024 By Ally Mielnicki

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An intriguing college basketball betting opportunity awaits as the Charlotte 49ers (17-8) take on the Memphis Tigers (18-8) in Tennessee on Wednesday, February 21 at 8:00 PM ET. ZenSports Tennessee sportsbook reveals the Tigers are 5.5-point favorites (-116) to succeed at home. 

When: February 21, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET

Where: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee

Watch: ESPN+

Charlotte 49ers Preview

The 49ers have been successful in their last three games, while going 4-1 overall in their last five. They recently defeated the Wichita State Shockers 72-61, where Lu’Cye Patterson led with 19 points and the 49ers only committed six turnovers as a whole.

Patterson leads their offense with 14.8 points per game, along with 44.1 percent shooting from the field. A steady flow of buckets from him could lead to success in this game, as they rely on him to open up scoring opportunities and to lead them through each matchup.

The 49ers score an average of 69.8 points per game, placing them 284th nationally. They achieve around 13.3 assists per game, reflecting comparable ball movement to the Tigers. Offensively, they hold the 123rd rank with an efficiency rating of 109.4.

Defensively, they permit opponents to score an average of 64.8 points per game, ranking 22nd. With 3.8 blocks and 5.6 steals per matchup, they exhibit solid defensive prowess. Their stoppage efficiency is 131st, boasting a rating of 101.4.

Memphis Tigers Preview

The Tigers have gone 3-2 in their previous five matchups, but are currently on a two-game losing streak. In their latest defeat, they fell 106-79 in a lopsided matchup against the SMU Mustangs where they turned the ball over 19 times. On top of that, David Jones had 33 of their 79 points.

Jones has been the key contributor to the Tigers’ offense, but their recent defeat highlights the need for collective effort. Averaging 22.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game with a 46.8 percent field goal success rate, he has been a standout player and reliable each game.

The Tigers score 80.2 points, ranking 44th nationally, emphasizing the importance of improved ball movement with their 13.5 assists per game. Offensive efficiency is at 117th with a rating of 109.7, which means they are doing well in this regard.

Defensively, they are allowing 76.5 points per game which puts them at 307th nationally. Despite an active defense with 4.9 blocks and 8.8 steals, their efficiency ranks 226th with a rating of 104.7, which shows room for improvement in stopping opponents.

Betting Odds

ZenSports Tennessee sportsbook gives Tennessee sports bettors with appealing college basketball opportunities. The Memphis Tigers are favorites at home, with market insights revealing they have a 69.5 percent likelihood of getting back on track.

Charlotte 49ers: +190

Spread: +5.5 (-110)

Memphis Tigers: -250

Spread: -5.5 (-116)

Total Points: Over 146.0 (-115), Under 146.0 (-110)

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