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Florida Gulf Coast EaglesBelmont Bruins
March 3, 7:00 PM | Mercer University Center

Florida Gulf Coast Eagles vs Belmont Bruins Odds

15-16TEAM RECORD26-7

The Belmont Bruins host Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday, looking to build on their 26-7 mark against the 15-16 Eagles in college hoops action at Mercer University Center.

This game is part of the Atlantic Sun Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Mercer University Center).

The Bruins are 26-7 so far on the season, and 2-4 ATS vs. the number. The Eagles, meanwhile, are 15-16 and 2-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Belmont go 3-3 and the Eagles go 0-2 on the totals.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 89-rated Bruins and the No. 200-ranked Eagles, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 87-74 result in favor of the Bruins.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 126 in NCAA hoops at 35.3 per game. Contrast that with Belmont’s No. 91 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Belmont is the No. 11-ranked team in the country at 8.8 per game, while Florida Gulf Coast rates No. 44 at 7.8 per game.

Defensively, Florida Gulf Coast features the nation's No. 201-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.8 points per game. Belmont, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Florida Gulf Coast was a 62-58 winner on the road against Mercer. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. The Eagles grabbed a 62-58 win over the Bears on Friday, behind a 14-point effort from Sherwood Brown at Mercer University Center.

Belmont was a 69-61 winner in its last match at home against East Tennessee State. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites. Belmont got 19 points from Ian Clark en route to a 69-61 victory over East Tennessee State on Friday at Mercer University Center.

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