Offense meets defense when the FGCU Eagles (2-1) head to Middle Tennessee to take on the Blue Raiders (3-1). Action begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
FGCU Eagles at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Betting Preview
In the Eagles last game, they lost a tough one against the Bowling Green Falcons, 83-80. FGCUs Brandon Goodwin finished with 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists in the contest. Bowling Green had a much better free throw rate (0.348 vs. 0.197). FGCU, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.465 vs. 0.455).
The Blue Raiders will look to keep it rolling after topping the Tennessee State Tigers in their last game, 75-65. Middle Tennessee received a boost from Brandon Walters, who finished with 14 points and seven rebounds. Middle Tennessees effective field goal percentage was their largest strength over Tennessee State. The Blue Raiders had a rate of 0.590 (above their season average of 0.505), while the Tigers posted a mark of 0.452 (below their season average of 0.532).
It might turn into a shootout as two of the nations best offenses face off. Dating back to last season, Middle Tennessee ranks 35th with 113.4 points per 100 possessions and FGCU is 21st (114.8). Furthermore, the Eagles, who rank 34th in offensive rebounding percentage (34.6 percent), will face a difficult test against the Blue Raiders, who rank 10th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.0 percent).
FGCU Eagles vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Middle Tennessee, ATS Winner – Middle Tennessee, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Blue Raiders rank 12th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while the Eagles rank 78th (3.0).
- Middle Tennessee ranks 10th in rebounds allowed per game (30.3) while FGCU ranks 32nd (32.1).
- Middle Tennessee ranks 38th in three pointers allowed per game (18.8) while FGCU ranks 205th (22.1).
- The Blue Raiders rank 13th in steals allowed per game (4.8) while the Eagles rank 139th (6.1).
- Middle Tennessee ranks 23rd in assists allowed per game (11.0) while FGCU ranks 94th (12.2).