On Wednesday at 5pm ET, Charlotte (21-14 SU, 21-13-1 ATS) will face off against Eastern Kentucky (23-13 SU, 22-10-1 ATS) in the CBI Championship. Charlotte reached the final by defeating Milwaukee 76-65 and Radford 63-56 as a 5-point favorite. Eastern Kentucky, on the other hand, had to go into overtime in all three of their games to beat Cleveland State, Indiana State, and Southern Utah.
In their last game against Radford, Charlotte held their opponents to a 41% shooting rate, with only 15% from beyond the arc. Brice Williams led the team with 14 points and 11 rebounds, but he had a poor shooting night and committed four turnovers. Lu’Cye Patterson contributed 13 points and was perfect on all six of his free throw attempts. Williams has been Charlotte’s top player in the postseason, averaging 19 points per game, including during the Conference USA Tournament. Charlotte is a team that prefers to play at a slow pace and focus on efficient scoring, with an average of 66.8 points per game and a 46.8% field goal shooting percentage.
Eastern Kentucky has had an impressive run in the CBI, but they have played three consecutive overtime games. In their most recent game against Southern Utah, they won 108-106, with Isaiah Cozart leading the team with 31 points and 13 rebounds on 14-of-17 shooting. Devontae Blanton added 24 points, but Eastern Kentucky struggled at the free throw line, making only 13-of-23 attempts.
To win against Charlotte, Eastern Kentucky will need to force turnovers and play at a faster pace. However, Charlotte ranks 27th in the fewest turnovers per game, and Eastern Kentucky may struggle to maintain their pressure due to fatigue from playing three overtime games in a row. Despite Eastern Kentucky’s impressive performance, Charlotte is considered the favorite to win.
Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Charlotte 49ers Game Information
- Date: 03/22/2023
- Time: 05:00 PM ET
- Location: Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, FL.
- How to Watch Eastern Kentucky vs Charlotte : ESPN2
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Eastern Kentucky vs Charlotte Betting Lines
Eastern Kentucky is +190 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $190.On the other side, Charlotte is -230 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $43.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Eastern Kentucky at a 34.48% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Charlotte has 69.70% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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