The FGCU Eagles (2-2) will be at home in Alico Arena when they clash against the Denver Pioneers (1-2). FGCU opened as a 10.5-point favorite, while the games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 158 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Friday, November 24, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Denver Pioneers at FGCU Eagles ATS Preview
The Pioneers won big over the Johnson & Wales (CO) Wildcats in their last game, 91-59. With 18 points and eight rebounds, Denvers Daniel Amigo played well. Denver dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 50.0 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.680. Johnson & Wales (CO) was 25.5 and 0.362, respectively, for those same stats.
The last time the Eagles played, they were blown out by the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, 85-72. Brandon Goodwin was FGCUs leading scorer with 20 points on 4-for-12 shooting. Middle Tennessee held the Eagles to an offensive rebounding percentage of 18.2 (below their season average of 40.0). FGCU, on the other hand, did an excellent job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (27-38; 71.1 percent).
The high-powered offense of FGCU will go head-to-head against the porous defense of Denver. Dating back to last season, the Eagles rank 27th in offensive efficiency, while the Pioneers are 281st in defensive efficiency. The Eagles should have the edge on that end of the court.
Since last season, the Pioneers have had records of 17-16 straight up (SU) and 15-14 against the spread (ATS). Vegas has had a tendency to set the total low when Denver is involved since last season as 62.1 percent of their games have gone over the O/U total.
The Eagles, on the other hand, have records of 28-9 SU and 5-0 ATS since last season. Vegas has had a tendency to set the total high when FGCU has been involved over that same period as 60.0 percent of their games have ended under the O/U total.
Denver Pioneers at FGCU Eagles Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – FGCU, ATS Winner – FGCU, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Eagles rank 244th in three pointers attempted per game (18.9) while the Pioneers rank 262nd (18.5).
- Denver is 24th in the NCAA with 31.7 rebounds allowed per game while FGCU is 37th with 32.2 rebounds allowed per game.
- FGCU ranks 141st in blocks per game (3.4) while Denver ranks 270th (2.2).
- The Eagles rank 158th in steals per game (6.3) while the Pioneers rank 257th (5.1).
- Denver averages 15.2 assists per game, which ranks 65th in the NCAA. FGCU ranks 94th in assists allowed per game (12.4).