Florida Gulf Coast vs. Stetson - 3/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stetson Hatters (12-21) at Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (19-13)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Alico Arena)
The Line: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles -8.5 -- Over/Under: 149 See the Latest Odds
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles and the Stetson Hatters face off on Sunday in in the Atlantic Sun Tournament college basketball final with the winner going to the NCAA Tournament.
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are 19-13 this season and they land in this game after a blowout win over North Florida. FGCU is averaging 75.4 points per game and the they are shooting 46.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 72.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Marc Eddy Norelia leads the Eagles averaging 17.2 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. Christian Terrell is averaging 12.6 points, Zach Johnson is averaging 11 points, and Juliam DeBose is averaging 8.9 points. Florida Gulf Coast is 10-6 in the Atlantic Sun this season.
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The Stetson Hatters are 12-21 this season and they land in the championship game after a win over Lipscomb. Stetson is averaging 77.9 points per game and they are shooting 44.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 84.5 points and their opponents are shooting 48.5 percent. Derrick Newton leads the Hatters averaging 16.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Divine Myles is averaging 13.8 points, Brian Pegg is averaging 12.8 points and 10.0 rebounds, and Luke Doyle is averaging 9.8 points. Stetson was 6-10 in Atlantic Sun play this season.
Florida Gulf Coast is 24-8-1 against the spread in their last 33 games, 14-6 against the spread in their last 20 home games, and 8-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Stetson is 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games, 5-2 against the spread against the Atlantic Sun, and 2-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.
The line in this one is up to 8.5 and while I see the clock striking midnight for the Cinderella Hatters I see them putting up a good fight.