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Florida Gulf Coast Eagles vs USC Upstate Spartans Betting Matchup Report

USC Upstate SpartansFlorida Gulf Coast Eagles
Dec 19, 7:30 PM | Alico Arena

USC Upstate Spartans vs Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Odds


The Eagles hope to be lousy hosts on Monday as the USC Upstate Spartans pay a visit to Alico Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Eagles currently sports a 3-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-0 ATS. The Spartans are 7-5 and 1-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Eagles produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Spartans have gone 1-0 against the number.

View USC Upstate vs Florida Gulf Coast Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Eagles at No. 63 and the Spartans at No. 158 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 72-70 result in favor of the Spartans.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida Gulf Coast has the nation's No. 219-rated offensive output, at 66.2 PPG. The visiting Spartans defense ranks No. 231 allowing on average 69.5 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 45.4% so far, less than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.5% per game.

Defensively, USC Upstate features the nation's No. 255-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.4 points per game. Florida Gulf Coast, meanwhile, comes in at No. 154 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, USC Upstate was a 79-63 winner on the road against Stetson. Ty Greene scored 21 points leading the Spartans to a 79-63 victory over Stetson at Edmunds Center on Saturday.

Florida Gulf Coast was a 51-50 loser in its last match on the road against Nebraska. Florida Gulf Coast suffered a 51-50 loss against Nebraska on Wednesday, getting 14 points from Sherwood Brown in a losing effort at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Next up:
USC Upstate at South Carolina, Saturday, December 31
Florida Gulf Coast home to Toledo, Thursday, December 22