Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Bisons versus the Eagles? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Alico Arena in Fort Myers, FL. Lipscomb come into this Atlantic Sun conference matchup as the -2 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 146.5 points.

LIPSCOMB BISONS VS FLORIDA GULF COAST EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles +2

This game will be played at Alico Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 25th.

WHY BET THE FLORIDA GULF COAST EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Not only will Florida Gulf Coast pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will Lipscomb Pull Through as the Favored Road Team?

Through 20 games this season, Lipscomb has a record of 12-8. Their record in Atlantic Sun play is 3-2, and they are 9-6 in non-conference games. On the road, the Bisons are 5-6, compared to 5-1 at home. So far, they have been favored in eight games, going 7-1.

Coming off a win against North Alabama, the Bisons have a record of 5-5 in their last 10 road games. Over their last five games on the road, they have gone 2-3, and their road record this season is +0.4 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Lipscomb has gone 7-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bisons are 7-3. On the road, Lipscomb has an ATS record of 8-3 this year and over their last 10 road games, they are 7-2 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Lipscomb sits at 10-7 and their games have averaged 155.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (151.3). In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 172 points.

Lipscomb’s offense had a good outing, putting up 88 points against North Alabama. They achieved a 57.4% field goal percentage and went 16/23 from the free-throw line. Derrin Boyd is leading the team in scoring at 16.4 points per contest. Will Pruitt has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.9 going into the game.

The Bisons’ defense is presently ranked 226th nationally, allowing an average of 75.0 points per contest. Lipscomb’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the North Alabama offense to knock down 57% of their shots on their way to putting up 79 points.

Taking a Look at the Eagles Chances at Home

Florida Gulf Coast has struggled on the road this season, going 2-8 compared to 3-4 at home. The Eagles’ average scoring margin at home is -1.1 points per game, and they have gone 6-4 over their last 10 games at home.

As an underdog, Florida Gulf Coast is 2-8 this season. In their most recent game, the Eagles defeated Stetson by a score of 80-56.

As the underdog this season, Florida Gulf Coast has gone 4-6 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Eagles have an ATS mark of 4-6. At home, FGCU has an ATS record of 3-4 this year and they are 3-4 vs. the spread in their last 10 home games.

On the season, Florida Gulf Coast games have an over/under record of 7-10 and today’s line of 146.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (142.1). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 146 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Florida Gulf Coast offense tallied 80 points in a matchup against Stetson. Their field goal percentage for the game was 57.9%, and they made 10 threes. Zach Anderson is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 13.7. Meanwhile, Keeshawn Kellman also brings a PPG average of 12.2 into the game.

At this time, the Eagles’ defense is positioned 155th in the country, permitting 71.9 points per game. In their most recent game, the Florida Gulf Coast defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Stetson knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 56 points.