Check out our free Florida Gulf Coast vs Austin Peay pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Clarksville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Florida Gulf Coast vs Austin Peay Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds
Eagles vs Governors Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles at Austin Peay Governors
- Where: Clarksville at Winfield Dunn Center
- Date: Thursday, January 5th
- Betting Odds: Florida Gulf Coast -5.5, FLGC -245 | AUSP +194 O/U 135.5
Through 15 games, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles have an overall record of 12-3. On the road, the Eagles will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 4-3. This season, Florida Gulf Coast has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 8-0. For today’s contest, Florida Gulf Coast have a betting line set -5.5 points in their favor.
Florida Gulf Coast will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Isaiah Thompson who is averaging 14.0 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 Zach Anderson who has hit 48.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.67 points per game.
Florida Gulf Coast comes into today’s matchup vs Austin Peay, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 77.4 points per game. Through 15 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.
The Austin Peay Governors head into today’s game in what will be their 16th game of the season, posting a record of 6-9. Currently, the Governors have been the home team 6 times, sitting with a record of 4-2. So far, the Governors have been the underdog 9 times, going 1-8 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.
Elijah Hutchins-Everett comes into today’s game as the Governors’ leading scorer at 14.27 points per contest. Not only has Hutchins-Everett been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Austin Peay’s top rebounder at 6.67 boards per contest. Behind Hutchins-Everett, the team has benefited from the strong play of Sean Durugordon who is second on the team in scoring at 13.47 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.8% of his shots and is adding 5.87 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Austin Peay this season, as they are currently ranked 390th in college basketball at 64.7 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 Governors’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.5%, placing them 387th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles -5.5
If you are eying this matchup between Austin Peay Governors 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 -5.5 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 Governors at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Eagles’ to win the game and cover the spread.
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