East Tennessee State Buccaneers visit Florida Gulf Coast Eagles in college basketball clash
East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Odds
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles host East Tennessee State on Thursday, looking to build on their 16-8 mark against the 7-17 Buccaneers in college hoops action at Alico Arena.
The Eagles sport records of 16-8 and 1-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Buccaneers have 7-17 and 1-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-0 for the Eagles and 1-2 for the Buccaneers.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 330-rated East Tennessee State taking on the No. 94-rated Eagles in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 75-62 win for the Eagles on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Buccaneers is ranked No. 318 in NCAA hoops at 30.8 per game. Contrast that with Florida Gulf Coast’s No. 107 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Florida Gulf Coast is the No. 69-ranked team in the country at 7.3 per game, while East Tennessee State rates No. 88 at 7 per game.
Defensively, East Tennessee State features the nation's No. 161-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.2 points per game. Florida Gulf Coast, meanwhile, comes in at No. 95 nationally in scoring at home.
East Tennessee State was a 90-88 winner in its last match at home against Lipscomb. Jarvis Jones went off for 36 points and added 1 rebound for good measure, leading East Tennessee State to a 90-88 win over Lipscomb on Saturday at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
In their last action, Florida Gulf Coast was an 81-78 winner on the road against Jacksonville. Florida Gulf Coast earned an 81-78 victory over Jacksonville on Saturday, getting 21 points from Brett Comer at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
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