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Florida Gulf Coast Eagles take on Bruins in college basketball test

Florida Gulf Coast EaglesBelmont Bruins
Jan 16, 8:00 PM | Curb Event Center

Florida Gulf Coast Eagles vs Belmont Bruins Odds


Belmont looks to cover the Bruins-Eagles pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 12-6 mark when they host Florida Gulf Coast in college basketball action.

The Bruins sit at 12-6 (2-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Eagles are currently 8-9 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Belmont is 3-1 OU, and Florida Gulf Coast is 0-0 OU.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bruins at No. 131 and the Eagles at No. 169 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 83-73 result in favor of the Bruins.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits Belmont's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 79.5 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 236 at 69.6 PPG. The Bruins field goal percentage has averaged 46.4% so far, more than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Florida Gulf Coast owns the country's No. 117-rated mark, allowing 67.8 points per game on the highway. Belmont, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring at home.

Florida Gulf Coast was an 84-80 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Lipscomb. Florida Gulf Coast got 16 points from Sherwood Brown en route to an 84-80 victory over Lipscomb on Saturday at Allen Arena.

Last time out for Belmont, they were an 84-71 winner as they battled Stetson at home. The Bruins got 24 points from Mick Hedgepeth as Belmont ran past Stetson 84-71 on Saturday at Curb Event Center.

Next up:
Florida Gulf Coast at Stetson, Friday, January 20
Belmont at USC Upstate, Saturday, January 21