Charlotte at North Texas Prediction & Odds (NCAAF Conference USA)
Some two days before the Charlotte vs North Texas, odds have started moving in favor of the hosts, albeit only slightly. The North Texas Mean Green team remains the underdog despite having a better winning percentage than the Charlotte 49ers. Still, the team from North Carolina has played one game fewer, meaning that they have a chance to turn the table this weekend.
- Date: Saturday, October 10
- Time: 8pm (EDT)
- Place: Apogee Stadium in Denton, Texas
- TV: ESPNU
Charlotte vs North Texas Odds
|Charlotte||-3 (-110)||-145||Over 67.5 (-107)|
|North Texas||+3 (-110)||+125||Under 67.5 (-113)|
Winless 49ers Craving for a Win
The 49ers are without a win this year. Actually, the last time they won a college football game was on November 30, 2019. This season, they are with two wins from two games. In both those games, the team from Charlotte was the underdog. This time, it’s different.
The 49ers are traveling to Denton with the role of a 3-point favorite. Despite not winning anything so far, their performances haven’t been that dreadful, which explains why the oddsmakers thing they’re going to beat the Mean Green.
In the opening round, Charlotte lost to Appalachian State 35-20, despite having a 9-lead coming into the final quarter of the game. Then, in the second round, they lost to Florida Atlantic 21-17, showing that their defense has the potential to do really well in the upcoming games.
Tough Defense vs Powerful Offense
Charlotte conceded only 21 in their last game. With their 17 points scored, the total was 38, which is much, much lower than what oddsmakers predicted. In some top-rated NCAAF sportsbooks, the points total was set as high has 62.5.
It was similar for this team’s first game of the season, although admittedly not so extreme. Sportsbooks went with O/U 60.5 points in the Charlotte vs Appalachian State game, but we saw only 55 points in total.
When it comes to North Texas, it’s been almost completely opposite. This team has been disastrous in defense, but very good in the offense. The result is that after three games, the Mean Green have a score difference of 123:137. That accounts for 86.6 points per game, which is more than what we saw in games of any other team from the Conference USA.
Charlotte at North Texas Prediction
When they met the previous time, about a year ago, the score was 39-38 in Charlotte’s favor. North Texas Mean Green were the favorites in that game, and it seemed they were going to win until the fourth quarter. However, that’s when the 49ers QB Chris Reynolds stepped up and passed for two TDs.
Speaking of Reynolds, the team captain has been struggling this season due to an upper-body injury, which explains his team’s offensive problems. However, it’s been nearly a month since he got injured, meaning that we might see him playing at 100% fitness on Saturday evening.
Nevertheless, it’s the 49ers defense that’s going to be in the spotlight. Scoring against the Mean Green does not seem that difficult in 2020, but stopping their offense definitely does. If the 49ers defense do their best, this team’s going to get their first win of the season.
Our Charlotte vs North Texas Picks:
- Charlotte 49ers to Cover the -3 Spread
- Under 67.5 Points