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FIU vs Florida Gulf Coast Pick & Preview: Sunday, December 4th Betting Odds

Golden Panthers vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: FIU Golden Panthers at Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
  • Where: Fort Myers at Alico Arena
  • Date: Sunday, December 4th
  • Betting Odds: FIU +7.5, FLINT +265 | FLGC -345 O/U 147.5

Golden Panthers Preview:

The FIU Golden Panthers head into today’s game in what will be their 8th game of the season, posting a record of 4-3. On the road, the Golden Panthers will be playing their 1st game of the season, having gone 0-1. So far, the Golden Panthers have been the underdog 2 times, going 0-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7.5 underdogs on the spread.

Important to the outcome of the game, is if Denver Jones will be able to suit up for the Golden Panthers’. Heading into play, Jones leads the team at 19.67 points per game. So far, he has an effective field goal percentage of 70.1% while also adding 3.83 rebounds. Even if Denver Jones ends up playing, FIU will be counting on Arturo Dean to continue his solid play for the team. Currently, Dean is the Golden Panthers’ second leading scorer at 13.71 points per game. So far, he has hit 53.3% of his field goal attempts.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for FIU this season, as they are currently ranked 213rd in college basketball at 70.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Golden Panthers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.0%, placing them 180th in the NCAA.

Eagles Preview:

Florida Gulf Coast will take the floor against the Golden Panthers with an overall record of 6-2. Currently, the Eagles have been the home team 4 times, sitting with a record of 4-0. The Eagles’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7.5 points in their favor. For the season, Florida Gulf Coast has been favored to win in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 3-0.

Florida Gulf Coast will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Isaiah Thompson who is averaging 14.25 points per game for the Eagles. Thompson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Eagles’ offensive gameplan is the play of Chase Johnston who has hit 41.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.12 points per game.

Florida Gulf Coast comes into today’s matchup vs FIU, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 77.4 points per game. Through 8 games, they have hit 45.1% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Eagles’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 317th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles -7.5

If you are eying this matchup between FIU Golden Panthers and Florida Gulf Coast Eagles as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Florida Gulf Coast to cover the spread as -7.5 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Florida Gulf Coast shooting well enough to keep the Golden Panthers at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Eagles’ to win the game and cover the spread.

 


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