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Eagles visit USC Upstate Spartans in college basketball clash

Florida Gulf Coast EaglesUSC Upstate Spartans
Feb 28, 7:30 PM | G. B. Hodge Center

Florida Gulf Coast Eagles vs USC Upstate Spartans Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Eagles travelling to USC Upstate Monday to take on the Spartans on Monday.

The Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 2-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Spartans are 1-5 ATS. Florida Gulf Coast is 1-2 on the totals; USC Upstate is 3-3.

View Florida Gulf Coast vs USC Upstate Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spartans at No. 306 and the Eagles at No. 291 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 58-55 result in favor of the Eagles.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features USC Upstate's No. 344-ranked scoring average of 58 PPG, against a Eagles defense rated No. 293 and allowing 73.1 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 37% to date this season, less than the Eagles shooters have managed so far (39.9% per game).

Defensively, Florida Gulf Coast features the nation's No. 332-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.7 points per game. USC Upstate, meanwhile, comes in at No. 320 nationally in scoring at home.

Florida Gulf Coast was a 53-51 loser in its last match at home against North Florida. Florida Gulf Coast suffered a 53-51 loss against North Florida on Saturday, getting 12 points from Kevin Cantinol in a losing effort at Alico Arena.

USC Upstate was a 70-64 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Campbell. USC Upstate got 20 points from Torrey Craig en route to a 70-64 victory over Campbell on Saturday at Convocation Center.