Alcorn State Braves vs Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Florida Gulf Coast vs Alcorn State battle Wednesday at Alico Arena as the Eagles look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Eagles bring a 2-2 record (1-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 1-3 Braves, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Florida Gulf Coast go 1-0 so far and the Braves go 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles - Braves odds would favor the Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Florida Gulf Coast is rated No. 208 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Alcorn State is at No. 294. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 69-64 win for the Eagles.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida Gulf Coast has the nation's No. 190-rated offensive output, at 68.2 PPG. The visiting Braves defense ranks No. 268 allowing on average 71.8 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 47.3% so far, more than the Braves marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.9% per game.
Defensively, Alcorn State features the nation's No. 290-rated defense on the road, allowing 80 points per game. Florida Gulf Coast, meanwhile, comes in at No. 160 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Florida Gulf Coast was an 88-67 loser on the road against Duke. They covered the 21.5-point spread as underdogs. Florida Gulf Coast was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Duke and falling by an 88-67 score at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Alcorn State at Mississippi State, Tuesday, November 27
Florida Gulf Coast at St. John's, Saturday, November 24