Florida Gulf Coast Eagles home to Lipscomb Bison in NCAA Basketball betting action
Lipscomb Bison vs Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Odds
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles will be trying to slam the Lipscomb Bison on Thursday when the teams tip off at Alico Arena in college betting action.
This season, the Eagles are 12-7 overall and 1-0 ATS ATS, while the Bison are 6-10 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Florida Gulf Coast boasts a 1-0 on the OU, and Lipscomb is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles sit at No. 108 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bison sit at No. 271 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Eagles will win this game 74-60.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida Gulf Coast has the nation's No. 83-rated offensive output, at 71.8 PPG. The visiting Bison defense ranks No. 340 allowing on average 77.2 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 46% so far, more than the Bison marksmen have achieved on the year, 42% per game.
Defensively, Lipscomb features the nation's No. 337-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.2 points per game. Florida Gulf Coast, meanwhile, comes in at No. 164 nationally in scoring at home.
Lipscomb was a 67-53 loser in its last match on the road against Northern Kentucky. Malcolm Smith scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Bison to a win (they lost 67-53 to Northern Kentucky at The Bank of Kentucky Center on Friday).
Florida Gulf Coast lost its last outing, an 85-75 result against East Tennessee State on January 12. The Eagles endured an 85-75 loss at the hands of the Buccaneers on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Sherwood Brown at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
Lipscomb at Stetson, Saturday, January 19
Florida Gulf Coast home to Northern Kentucky, Saturday, January 19