NCAA hoops odds preview - Florida Gulf Coast vs. Duke
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles vs Duke Blue Devils Odds
The Duke Blue Devils will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Sunday in NCAA hoops play.
Duke battles the Eagles, currently sitting with a 2-1 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-1 for the Blue Devils and 0-0 for the Eagles.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Duke sat as 20-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 208-rated Florida Gulf Coast taking on the No. 20-rated Blue Devils in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 80-74 win for the Blue Devils on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Duke's No. 109-ranked offense, averaging 74.5 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 117 at 61.7 PPG. The Blue Devils field goal percentage has averaged 48.1% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 50% per game.
Defensively, Florida Gulf Coast features the nation's No. 284-rated defense on the road, allowing 80 points per game. Duke, meanwhile, comes in at No. 164 nationally in scoring at home.
Florida Gulf Coast won its last outing, an 86-54 result against Ave Maria on November 15. Florida Gulf Coast cruised to victory on Thursday, running Ave Maria out of the gym and running up an 86-54 score at Alico Arena.
Duke was a 75-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Kentucky. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Kentucky suffered a 75-68 loss against Duke on Tuesday, getting 20 points from Alex Poythress in a losing effort at Georgia Dome.
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 10-0
After playing Kentucky are 2-0
After a win are 7-3
A few Eagles at Blue Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duke's last 5 games
Duke is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duke's last 5 games at home
Duke is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
Florida Gulf Coast home to Alcorn State, Wednesday, November 21
Duke at Minnesota, Thursday, November 22