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NCAA hoops odds preview - East Tennessee State vs. Florida Gulf Coast

East Tennessee State BuccaneersFlorida Gulf Coast Eagles
Dec 3, 5:15 PM | Alico Arena

East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Odds


The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles host East Tennessee State on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-5 mark against the 3-3 Buccaneers in college hoops action at Alico Arena.

The Buccaneers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Eagles are 0-0 ATS. East Tennessee State is 0-0 on the totals; Florida Gulf Coast is 0-0.

View East Tennessee State vs Florida Gulf Coast Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eagles rated this week at No. 56 and the Buccaneers sitting at No. 37. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 69-68 result in favor of the Eagles.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida Gulf Coast's No. 187 nationally ranked offense (67.7 points per game) against a Buccaneers defense that sits as the No. 261 at 70.7 PPG. The Eagles have been averaging 44.9% from the field, more than the Buccaneers have managed so far this season (44.3% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, East Tennessee State owns the country's No. 188-rated mark, allowing 71.2 points per game on the highway. Florida Gulf Coast, on the other hand, rates No. 165 in scoring at home.

East Tennessee State lost its last outing, a 73-65 result against Stetson on December 1. The Buccaneers endured a 73-65 loss at the hands of the Hatters on Thursday, despite a 20-point effort from Isiah Brown at Edmunds Center.

Florida Gulf Coast lost its last outing, a 77-74 result against Loyola on November 27. Christophe Varidel scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 77-74 to Loyola at Reitz Arena on Sunday).

Next up:
East Tennessee State at Tennessee Tech, Wednesday, December 7
Florida Gulf Coast at Nebraska, Wednesday, December 7