Florida Gulf Coast vs. Texas A&M C.C. - 3/18/15 CIT Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas A&M C.C. Islanders (19-13) at Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (22-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Alico Arena)
The Line: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas A&M-CC Islanders and Florida Gulf Coast Eagles play in the CIT Wednesday at the Alico Arena.
The Texas A&M-CC Islanders look to stay hot after winning five of their last six. On the season, Texas A&M-CC is averaging 65.5 points on 44 percent shooting and is allowing 64.7 points on 42.2 percent shooting. John Jordan is averaging 15.6 points and 5.2 assists while Rashawn Thomas is averaging 13.5 points and 7.9 rebounds. Bryce Douvier is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Brandon Pye is shooting 43.2 percent from the field. The Texas A&M-CC Islanders have four players averaging at least 8.6 points, and they’re shooting 68.3 percent from the line and 32.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Texas A&M-CC is allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and has given up 59 or less points in four of its last six.
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The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles look to get back on track after losing three of their last four. On the season, FGCU is averaging 67.8 points on 42.9 percent shooting and is allowing 64.3 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Bernard Thompson is averaging 13.7 points and five rebounds while Brett Comer is averaging 12.5 points and 7.2 assists. Jamail Jones is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Julian DeBose is dishing 1.3 assists. The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 67.2 percent from the line and 33.7 percent from deep. Defensively, FGCU is allowing 29.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in six of its last 10 games.
The Islanders are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games. The Eagles are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 12-3 ATS in their last 15 home games.
Florida Gulf Coast has been money ATS whenever there's a line on their home games. The Eagles would love to pick up a win here after ending the season so poorly, and I think they win this matchup rather easily.