Florida Gulf Coast Eagles home to Florida International Golden Panthers in NCAA Basketball betting action
Florida International Golden Panthers vs Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Odds
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles will hit the floor running against the visiting Florida International Golden Panthers Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Eagles are 6-4 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Panthers, meanwhile, are 3-3 and 1-1-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida Gulf Coast go 1-0 and the Golden Panthers go 1-1 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Eagles at No. 82 and the Golden Panthers at No. 317 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-71 result in favor of the Eagles.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida Gulf Coast's No. 171-ranked offense, averaging 68.6 PPG, against a Golden Panthers defense that ranks No. 310 at 74.8 PPG. The Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 46.1% so far, more than the Golden Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.
Defensively, Florida International features the nation's No. 312-rated defense on the road, allowing 80 points per game. Florida Gulf Coast, meanwhile, comes in at No. 253 nationally in scoring at home.
Florida International won its last outing, an 82-79 result against Stetson on December 9. Florida International got 29 points from Malik Smith en route to an 82-79 victory over Stetson on Sunday at Edmunds Center.
Florida Gulf Coast lost its last outing, an 83-72 result against Iowa State on December 4. Florida Gulf Coast got 18 points from Chase Fieler but lost anyway, 83-72, to Iowa State on Tuesday at Hilton Coliseum.
Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Louisville are 0-1
After playing Stetson are 5-1
After a win are 2-8
A few Golden Panthers at Eagles trends to consider:
Florida International is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Florida International at Louisville, Wednesday, December 19
Florida Gulf Coast home to Southeastern, Tuesday, December 18