Check out our free Florida Gulf Coast vs Eastern Kentucky pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Richmond. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Florida Gulf Coast vs Eastern Kentucky Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 12th Betting Odds

Eagles vs Colonels Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles at Eastern Kentucky Colonels
  • Where: Richmond at McBrayer Arena
  • Date: Thursday, January 12th
  • Betting Odds: Florida Gulf Coast -3.5, FLGC -175 | EKENT +140 O/U 143.0

Eagles Preview:

Florida Gulf Coast will take the floor against the Colonels with an overall record of 13-4. So far, the Eagles have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 4-4. This season, Florida Gulf Coast has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 9-1. For today’s contest, Florida Gulf Coast has a betting line set -3.5 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 13.65 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.

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Florida Gulf Coast comes into today’s matchup vs Eastern Kentucky, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 77.4 points per game. Through 17 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.

Colonels Preview:

Eastern Kentucky will take the floor against the Eagles with an overall record of 10-7. Currently, the Colonels have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 7-1. So far, the Colonels have been the underdog 10 times, going 4-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.

Eastern Kentucky’s leading scorer this season is Devontae Blanton, who is averaging 16.18 points per contest. So far, Blanton has accounted for 20.3% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.24 rebounds per game and 2.76 assists. Michael Moreno is the second leading scorer for the Colonels, averaging 12.59 points per game. Between him and Moreno, they are accounting for 36.1% of the team’s scoring.

Eastern Kentucky comes into today’s matchup vs Florida Gulf Coast, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.3 points per game. Through 17 games, they have hit 41.8% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Colonels have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 234th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Eastern Kentucky Colonels +3.5

Heading into this matchup between the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles and Eastern Kentucky Colonels we have a strong lean on taking the points with Eastern Kentucky at +3.5. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Eastern Kentucky to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Eastern Kentucky Colonels at +3.5. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.

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