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Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Betting Preview

Florida Gulf Coast EaglesSouthern Methodist Mustangs
Nov 19, 2:00 PM | Moody Coliseum

Florida Gulf Coast Eagles vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds


Moody Coliseum will host Mustangs vs. Eagles action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Mustangs sit at 1-2 (0-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Eagles are currently 2-1 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Southern Methodist is 1-1 OU, and Florida Gulf Coast is 0-0 OU.

View Florida Gulf Coast vs Southern Methodist Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mustangs - Eagles odds would favor the Mustangs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southern Methodist is rated No. 244 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Florida Gulf Coast is at No. 285. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-68 win for the Eagles.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Methodist's No. 265-ranked offense, averaging 62 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 157 at 65.7 PPG. The Mustangs field goal percentage has averaged 42% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.6% per game.

Defensively, Florida Gulf Coast features the nation's No. 218-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Southern Methodist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 122 nationally in scoring at home.

Florida Gulf Coast was a 68-59 winner in its last match at home against Prairie View A&M. Brett Comer scored 15 points leading the Eagles to a 68-59 victory over Prairie View A&M at Alico Arena on Thursday.

Last time out for Southern Methodist, they were a 54-52 loser as they battled Fresno State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. Fresno State got 24 points from Kevin Olekaibe en route to a 54-52 victory over Southern Methodist on Tuesday at Maples Pavilion.

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Oral Roberts are 1-2
After playing Fresno State are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Eagles at Mustangs trends to consider:
Southern Methodist is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Florida Gulf Coast at Miami, Tuesday, November 22
Southern Methodist at Oral Roberts, Monday, November 21