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Atlantic Sun Tournament - Stetson Hatters face Florida Gulf Coast Eagles: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Stetson HattersFlorida Gulf Coast Eagles
March 8, 8:00 PM | Mercer University Center

Stetson Hatters vs Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Odds

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A key college battle sees the visiting Stetson Hatters travelling to Florida Gulf Coast Friday to take on the Eagles.

This game is part of the Atlantic Sun Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Mercer University Center.

Florida Gulf Coast battles the Hatters, currently sitting with a 15-15 mark (1-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-1 for the Eagles and 0-1 for the Hatters.

View Stetson vs Florida Gulf Coast Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 65-rated Eagles and the No. 227-ranked Hatters, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-70 result in favor of the Eagles.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hatters is ranked No. 159 in NCAA hoops at 35.1 per game. Contrast that with Florida Gulf Coast’s No. 94 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Florida Gulf Coast is the No. 111-ranked team in the country at 6.8 per game, while Stetson rates No. 52 at 7.6 per game.

Defensively, Stetson features the nation's No. 268-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.3 points per game. Florida Gulf Coast, meanwhile, comes in at No. 116 nationally in scoring at home.

Stetson won its last outing, a 67-46 result against East Tennessee State on March 7. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. The Hatters blew out East Tennessee State on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 67-46 win at Mercer University Center.

Florida Gulf Coast was a 73-63 winner in its last match at home against North Florida. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Florida Gulf Coast earned a 73-63 victory over North Florida on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Chase Fieler at Mercer University Center.