East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Betting Matchup Report
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles vs East Tennessee State Buccaneers Odds
East Tennessee State looks to cover the Buccaneers-Eagles pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 3-13 mark when they host Florida Gulf Coast in college basketball wagering action.
The Buccaneers sport records of 3-13 and 1-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Eagles have 12-6 and 1-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-2 for the Buccaneers and 1-0 for the Eagles.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 333 (Buccaneers) and the No. 80 (Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 71-54 result in favor of the Eagles has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and East Tennessee State has the nation's No. 338-rated offensive output, at 57.3 PPG. The visiting Eagles defense ranks No. 197 allowing on average 67.4 PPG. The Buccaneers FG% has averaged 38.6% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.
Defensively, Florida Gulf Coast features the nation's No. 277-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.9 points per game. East Tennessee State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 315 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Florida Gulf Coast was a 72-71 winner on the road against USC Upstate. Florida Gulf Coast got 19 points from Bernard Thompson en route to a 72-71 victory over USC Upstate on Thursday at G. B. Hodge Center.
In their last action, East Tennessee State was a 72-70 loser at home against Stetson. The Buccaneers endured a 72-70 loss at the hands of the Hatters on Thursday, despite a 21-point effort from Lester Wilson at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
Florida Gulf Coast home to Lipscomb, Thursday, January 17
East Tennessee State at Mercer, Thursday, January 17