Asun foes will collide when the FGCU Eagles (9-20, 6-8 Asun) meet the Jacksonville Dolphins (13-16, 6-8 Asun) at Alico Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 27, 2020.
Jacksonville Dolphins at FGCU Eagles Betting Preview
The last time the Dolphins played, they beat the Kennesaw State Owls, 69-55. David Bell led Jacksonville in scoring with 16 points on 6-for-11 shooting. Jacksonville played a nearly perfect game. They had a great offensive rebounding percentage of 32.4 (above their season average of 28.5) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.500 (above their season average of 0.483). Kennesaw State was 19.5 and 0.373, respectively, for those same stats.
The Eagles hope to maintain momentum after topping the NJIT Highlanders in their last matchup, 55-39. FGCU received a boost from Dakota Rivers, who recorded 10 points and 13 rebounds. The Eagles held the Highlanders to an effective field goal percentage of 0.282 (below their season average of 0.460) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 17.1 (below their season average of 26.4).
These two teams have already met once this season. The Eagles won 63-61. The Eagles’ 10.0 turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Dolphins, who had a mark of 12.5. Caleb Catto was the game’s top overall scorer with 20 points.
FGCU could have trouble getting to the charity stripe in this showdown. The Eagles rank 347th in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.161, while Jacksonville ranks 92nd in FTA rate allowed (0.199). Furthermore, the Dolphins rank 44th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.459), while the Eagles rank 308th in effective field goal percentage (0.470).
Jacksonville at FGCU ATS Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – FGCU, ATS Winner – FGCU, O/U – Under
The Eagles rank 159th in steals per game (5.9) while the Dolphins rank 226th (5.0).
FGCU averages 4.1 blocks per game, which is ranked 52nd in the NCAA. Jacksonville ranks 78th in blocks allowed per game (3.0).
Jacksonville averages 38.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 59th in the country. FGCU ranks 144th in rebounds allowed per game (35.0).
The Eagles average 22.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 115th in the nation. The Dolphins rank 193rd in three pointers allowed per game (22.7).
FGCU ranks 171st in assists per game (12.6) while Jacksonville ranks 240th (11.1).
The Eagles have outscored opponents by an average of 1.2 points in their last five games. For the season, FGCU has lost by an average of 4.8 points.
During their last five games, the Dolphins have scored an average of 65.8 points per game (0.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 65.8 points per game (0.3 below their season average).