The FGCU Eagles (10-20, 7-8 Asun) and North Alabama Lions (12-16, 7-8 Asun) will clash at Alico Arena to bring the regular season to a close. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
North Alabama Lions at FGCU Eagles Free Preview
The last time the Lions played, they were victorious over the NJIT Highlanders, 72-65. Emanuel Littles led North Alabama in scoring with 18 points on 5-for-7 shooting. The Lions had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 35.9 (above their season average of 27.9) and had a free throw rate of 0.321 (above their season average of 0.258).
The Eagles will look to maintain momentum after topping the Jacksonville Dolphins in their last contest, 73-67. FGCU’s Jalen Warren played a key role with 13 points, seven assists and five rebounds. FGCU played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 13.8 (better than their season average of 20.5) and a free throw rate of 0.197 (above their season average of 0.161). Jacksonville was 19.6 and 0.172, respectively, for those same stats.
These two schools have already met once this season. The Lions won 70-65. North Alabama made good use of their 25 trips to the free throw line, making 21 of them (84.0 percent). FGCU, meanwhile, was just 6-11 (54.5 percent). Despite the loss, Caleb Catto was the game’s leading scorer with 23 points.
North Alabama Lions at FGCU Eagles Odds Prediction
Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – FGCU, ATS Winner – FGCU, O/U – Over
The Eagles rank 163rd in assists per game (12.7) while the Lions rank 240th (11.0).
North Alabama averages 36.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 118th in the NCAA. FGCU ranks 149th in rebounds allowed per game (35.1).
North Alabama ranks 37th in steals allowed per game (5.4) while FGCU ranks 211th (7.6).
The Lions rank 32nd in three pointers allowed per game (18.4) while the Eagles rank 138th (21.4).
FGCU ranks 53rd in blocks per game (4.1) while North Alabama ranks 146th in blocks allowed per game (3.7).
The Eagles have outscored opponents by an average of 3.0 points in their last five games. For the season, FGCU has lost by an average of 4.4 points.
During their last five games, the Lions have scored an average of 64.8 points per game (3.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.0 points per game (1.2 below their season average).