USC Upstate Spartans vs Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Odds
USC Upstate travels to Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday, hoping to boost its 13-12 record with a victory over the Eagles.
Supporters of the Spartans have watched them go 13-12 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Eagles are at 17-8 and 1-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Eagles are 1-0, while the Spartans have a 0-0 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles sit at No. 94 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Spartans sit at No. 114 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Eagles will win this game 76-75.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida Gulf Coast has the nation's No. 43-rated offensive output, at 73.9 PPG. The visiting Spartans defense ranks No. 166 allowing on average 65.9 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 46.7% so far, more than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, USC Upstate owns the country's No. 178-rated mark, allowing 70 points per game on the highway. Florida Gulf Coast, on the other hand, rates No. 95 in scoring at home.
USC Upstate lost its last outing, a 73-66 result against Stetson on February 7. The Spartans got 16 points from Torrey Craig, but it was Stetson that prevailed in a 73-66 final on Thursday at Edmunds Center.
Florida Gulf Coast won its last outing, a 67-43 result against East Tennessee State on February 7. The battle between the Eagles and Buccaneers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as East Tennessee State was handed a 67-43 defeat on Thursday at Alico Arena.
USC Upstate home to Mercer, Thursday, February 14
Florida Gulf Coast at Northern Kentucky, Thursday, February 14