Florida Gulf Coast vs. Fairleigh Dickinson - 3/15/16 First Four Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fairleigh Dickinson (18-14) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (20-13)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:40 pm (University of Dayton Arena)
The Line: Florida Gulf Coast -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles and Fairleigh Dickinson Knights meet Tuesday night in the First Four at the University of Dayton Arena.
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles have won five of their last six games and won the Atlantic Sun. The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are averaging 75.6 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 72.9 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Marc Eddy Norelia is averaging 17.2 points and 9.2 rebounds while Christian Terrell is averaging 12.6 points and 2.2 assists. Zach Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Julian DeBose is dishing 1.2 assists. The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 64.7 percent from the free throw line. The Eagles are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are 0-1 this season on neutral courts.
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The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights have won five straight and won the Northeast. The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are averaging 76.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 78.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Darian Anderson is averaging 15.4 points and 3.7 assists while Earl Potts Jr. is averaging 14.7 points and 6.3 rebounds. Marques Townes is grabbing four rebounds and Stephan Jiggetts is dishing 3.1 assists. The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Knights are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights have not played a neutral site game this season.
The Knights are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win. The Eagles are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 12-1 ATS in their last 13 neutral site games.
Florida Gulf Coast has more offensive firepower and will love to push the pace against the Knights. The Eagles are also far more battle tested with a strong out of conference schedule, while Fairleigh Dickinson really only played Villanova and got absolutely destroyed. Look for the Eagles to cruise by winning and covering the number.