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Florida Gulf Coast Eagles home to Black Bears in NCAAB betting action

Maine Black BearsFlorida Gulf Coast Eagles
Dec 29, 7:05 PM | Alico Arena

Maine Black Bears vs Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Odds


Maine travels to Florida Gulf Coast on Thursday, hoping to boost its 6-4 record with a victory over the Eagles.

This season, the Eagles are 4-7 overall and 0-0 ATS ATS, while the Black Bears are 6-4 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Florida Gulf Coast boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Maine is 0-0.

View Maine vs Florida Gulf Coast Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles sit at No. 83 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Black Bears sit at No. 129 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Black Bears will win this game 77-71.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida Gulf Coast has the nation's No. 174-rated offensive output, at 68.5 PPG. The visiting Black Bears defense ranks No. 213 allowing on average 69 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 46.1% so far, less than the Black Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Maine owns the country's No. 273-rated mark, allowing 76.8 points per game on the highway. Florida Gulf Coast, on the other hand, rates No. 124 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Maine was a 71-58 winner on the road against Brown. The Black Bears grabbed a 71-58 win over the Bears on Friday, behind a 17-point effort from Alasdair Fraser at Pizzitola Sports Center.

In their last action, Florida Gulf Coast was an 83-80 winner at home against Toledo. The Eagles got 16 points from Dante Holmes as Florida Gulf Coast ran past Toledo 83-80 on Thursday at Alico Arena.

Next up:
Maine at Binghamton, Monday, January 2
Florida Gulf Coast at Mercer, Monday, January 2