Betting on today’s Eagles and Bears game? Catch the action at Sports and Fitness Center in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, as the Bears hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. In this non-conference matchup, the Eagles are the betting favorite against the Bears. The over/under for the game is 140 points.
FLORIDA GULF COAST EAGLES VS MISSOURI STATE BEARS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Missouri State Bears +1.5
This game will be played at Sports and Fitness Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE MISSOURI STATE BEARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-70 in favor of the Bears.
- Not only will Missouri State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 140 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.
Will Florida Gulf Coast Find a Way to Win on the Road?
As Florida Gulf Coast prepares for their third game of the season, they currently have an overall record of 0-2. In their last ten road games, including those from last year, Florida Gulf Coast has a record of 2-8. Against the spread, Florida Gulf Coast has a current record of 0-2 this season. In their previous ten games, including those from last season, Florida Gulf Coast holds a 4-5 record ATS.
Florida Gulf Coast’s games have, on average, featured 146 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 143.2 points so far. The Eagles have an over/under record of 1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 72 points per game.
In their recent game, the Eagles’ offense concluded with 74 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 72.3 points per contest. The team’s scoring leader is Zach Anderson, who holds an average of 13 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Keeshawn Kellman is averaging 11.3 points per game this season.
The Eagles’ defense is presently ranked 96th nationally, allowing an average of 75.3 points per contest. So far, the Florida Gulf Coast defense is giving up an average of 7.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9 times per game (213rd).
Do the Bears Stand a Chance at Home?
In their game against Florida Gulf Coast, the Eagles come in with a record of 1-1. In their previous three games where Missouri State was not favored, they have a record of 1-2. In terms of Missouri State’s performance against the spread thus far, they currently stand at 1-1. Taking into account the outcomes from last season as well, Missouri State has gone 5-4-1 vs. the spread over their last ten games.
Missouri State’s games have, on average, featured 139.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 141.8 points so far. In the Bears’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 73 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 4-1.
Missouri State’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 84 points vs. Oral Roberts. Overall, they hit 47.6% of their shots from the field and went 15/23 from the free-throw line. Leading the team in scoring was Brad Mason with 28 points. Donovan Clay also added 17 points for the Bears.
This season, the Missouri State defense has been impressive, holding the 59th position in the country while permitting an average of 68.0 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Oral Roberts, the Golden Eagles finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 69 points vs. Missouri State.