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Florida Gulf Coast EaglesLipscomb Bison
Jan 14, 7:30 PM | Allen Arena

Florida Gulf Coast Eagles vs Lipscomb Bison Odds

7-9TEAM RECORD8-9

The visiting Eagles hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Allen Arena against the Lipscomb Bison.

Lipscomb battles the Eagles, currently sitting with a 7-9 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Bison and 0-0 for the Eagles.

View Florida Gulf Coast vs Lipscomb Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 199-ranked Bison and the No. 164-rated Eagles in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-72 win for the Bison on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 195 in NCAA hoops at 34.7 per game. Contrast that with Lipscomb’s No. 184 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Lipscomb is the No. 51-ranked team in the country at 7.8 per game, while Florida Gulf Coast rates No. 84 at 7.2 per game.

Defensively, Florida Gulf Coast features the nation's No. 87-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.2 points per game. Lipscomb, meanwhile, comes in at No. 86 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Florida Gulf Coast was a 77-66 winner at home against Jacksonville. Florida Gulf Coast got 16 points from Bernard Thompson en route to a 77-66 victory over Jacksonville on Monday at Alico Arena.

Lipscomb won its last outing, an 85-74 result against Belmont on January 6. Jacob Arnett scored 17 points leading the Bison to an 85-74 victory over Belmont at Curb Event Center on Friday.

Next up:
Florida Gulf Coast at Belmont, Monday, January 16
Lipscomb home to Stetson, Monday, January 16

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