Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Hatters 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. The over/under for this game is set at 140 points, and the Eagles are the home favorites against the Hatters in a Atlantic Sun conference matchup.
STETSON HATTERS VS FLORIDA GULF COAST EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles -1.5
This game will be played at Alico Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.
WHY BET THE FLORIDA GULF COAST EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Eagles.
- Not only will Florida Gulf Coast 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 144 points.
Does Stetson Have a Shot at a Road Win?
Stetson comes into this game as an underdog, as they have been in 9 of their 19 games this season. They have gone 4-5 in those games, including a 3-7 record on the road. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -9.4 points per game.
So far this season, Stetson has an 11-8 record, including a 3-1 mark in Atlantic Sun Conference play. They are coming off a 77-70 loss to Chicago State and have gone 2-3 in their last five road games.
Stetson’s ATS record this season is 9-7, including a 5-5 mark on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Hatters have gone 7-3 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS record is 5-5 this season and 3-2 over their last 5 road games.
Stetson’s over/under record this season is 6-9-1 and today’s over/under line of 140 is lower than their average over/under line of 145.2. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2.
In their latest game, Stetson offense put up 70 points against Chicago State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 10 threes. Offensively, the Hatters hold a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, placing them 151st in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 59th in terms of percentage and 22nd in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Hatters’ defense is positioned 140th in the country, permitting 70.6 points per game. Stetson’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Chicago State offense to knock down 50% of their shots on their way to putting up 77 points.
Will the Eagles Win at Home?
Florida Gulf Coast will look to snap a three-game losing streak when they host Stetson as 1.5-point favorites. On the season, the Eagles have gone 2-4 at home, compared to 2-8 on the road, and their average scoring margin at home is -5.3 points per game.
So far, Florida Gulf Coast has gone 2-4 when favored this season, and they are 7-12 overall. In Atlantic Sun play, they are 1-3, and they are coming off a 78-75 loss to Kennesaw State.
Florida Gulf Coast has an ATS record of 6-10 this season, including a mark of 2-4 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Eagles have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread.
Today’s over/under line of 140 is lower than the average over/under line in Florida Gulf Coast’s games this season (142.1). Currently, their over/under record is 7-9. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points.
Florida Gulf Coast finished with 75 points in their game against Kennesaw State. This total surpasses their season-average of 69.2 points per game. Zach Anderson is leading the team in scoring at 13.2 points per contest. Keeshawn Kellman has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.4 going into the game.
At present, the Eagles’ defense is nationally ranked 181st, allowing 72.7 points per game. In today’s game vs. Stetson, the Florida Gulf Coast defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Florida Gulf Coast made 17 free-throws vs. the Eagles.