The FGCU Eagles (6-3) will be at home in Alico Arena when they challenge the Florida Atlantic Owls (4-3). Action gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Florida Atlantic Owls at FGCU Eagles ATS Preview
In the Owls last contest, they dismantled the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, 93-75. Justin Massey was the games leading scorer with 31 points on 8-for-16 shooting. Florida Atlantic played a flawless game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.460 (above their season average of 0.193) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 24.4 (below their season average of 31.6). For those same stats, Bethune-Cookman was 0.174 and 19.1, respectively.
The Eagles are trying to rebound after their 81-76 loss to the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in their last contest. Brandon Goodwin led FGCU in scoring with 26 points on 8-for-17 shooting. Middle Tennessee had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.7 (above their season average of 32.0). FGCU, on the other hand, did a terrific job of getting and making free throws (19-27; 70.4 percent).
FGCU appears to have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Eagles rank 25th in offensive efficiency, while the Owls rank 178th in defensive efficiency dating back to the 2016-17 season.
The Eagles won the sole contest against the Owls last season, 75-62. The Eagles played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.164 and an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 38.7. For those same stats, the Owls recorded marks of 0.070 and 24.2, respectively.
Florida Atlantic Owls at FGCU Eagles Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – FGCU, ATS Winner – FGCU, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Eagles are 47th in the NCAA with 2.8 blocks allowed per game while the Owls are 50th with 2.8 blocks allowed per game.
- FGCU ranks 30th in rebounds allowed per game (31.9) while Florida Atlantic ranks 295th (38.7).
- The Eagles rank 53rd in assists per game (15.5) while the Owls rank 248th (12.1).
- Florida Atlantic ranks 15th in three pointers allowed per game (17.3) while FGCU ranks 186th (21.7).