Check out our free Florida Gulf Coast vs Bellarmine pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Louisville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Florida Gulf Coast vs Bellarmine Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Eagles vs Knights Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles at Bellarmine Knights
- Where: Louisville at Freedom Hall
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Florida Gulf Coast -4.5, FLGC -205 | BELLA +165 O/U 135.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Bellarmine, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles will be taking the floor for the 19th time this season and have an overall record of 13-5. On the road, the Eagles will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 4-5. This season, Florida Gulf Coast has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 9-2. For today’s contest, Florida Gulf Coast has a betting line set -4.5 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 13.72 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 game plan is the play of Zach Anderson who has hit 50.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.47 points per game.
Florida Gulf Coast comes into today’s matchup vs Bellarmine, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 77.4 points per game. Through 18 games, they have hit 45.1% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Eagles have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 317th in possessions per game.
Through 18 games, the Bellarmine Knights have an overall record of 7-11. Currently, the Knights have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 4-4. So far, the Knights have been the underdog 10 times, going 3-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4.5 underdogs on the spread.
Bellarmine’s leading scorer this season is Garrett Tipton, who is averaging 13.0 points per contest. So far, Tipton has accounted for 19.4% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.33 rebounds per game and 1.83 assists. Ben Johnson is the second leading scorer for the Knights, averaging 9.71 points per game. Between him and Johnson, they are accounting for 33.1% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Bellarmine this season, as they are currently ranked 235th in college basketball at 70.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Knights’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.0%, placing them 243rd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles -4.5
If you are eying this matchup between Bellarmine Knights 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 -4.5 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 Knights at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Eagles’ to win the game and cover the spread.
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