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NCAA hoops odds preview - Toledo vs. Florida Gulf Coast

Toledo RocketsFlorida Gulf Coast Eagles
Dec 22, 7:05 PM | Alico Arena

Toledo Rockets vs Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Odds


The Eagles hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Toledo Rockets pay a visit to Alico Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Eagles bring a 3-7 record (0-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-4 Rockets, who are 2-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Florida Gulf Coast go 0-0 so far and the Rockets go 3-2.

View Toledo vs Florida Gulf Coast Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Eagles, most recently No. 63 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Rockets, who rate No. 229 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 75-70 victory for the Rockets.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida Gulf Coast's No. 201 nationally ranked offense (67.1 points per game) against a Rockets defense that sits as the No. 209 at 68.1 PPG. The Eagles have been averaging 45.5% from the field, less than the Rockets have managed so far this season (45.8% on average).

Defensively, Toledo features the nation's No. 40-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.7 points per game. Florida Gulf Coast, meanwhile, comes in at No. 157 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Toledo was a 72-70 loser at home against Norfolk State. The Rockets got 20 points from Curtis Dennis, but it was Norfolk State that prevailed in a 72-70 final on Tuesday at Savage Arena.

In their last action, Florida Gulf Coast was an 80-75 loser at home against USC Upstate. Bernard Thompson scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 80-75 to USC Upstate at Alico Arena on Monday).

Toledo Rockets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland State are 1-3
After a loss are 2-8

A few Rockets at Eagles trends to consider:
Toledo is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road

Next up:
Toledo home to Cleveland State, Wednesday, December 28
Florida Gulf Coast home to Maine, Thursday, December 29