Michigan State vs. Florida Gulf Coast - 11/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (1-2) at Michigan State Spartans (1-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Breslin Center)
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -15 -- Over/Under: 143.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Michigan State Spartans and the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles face off on Sunday in college basketball action.
The Michigan State Spartans are off to a 1-2 start to the season with losses to Arizona and Kentucky and a win over MVSU. Michigan State is averaging 70.3 points per game and they are shooting 47.2 percent from the floor including 37.3 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 62.3 points and their opponents are shooting 36.3 percent. Miles Bridges leads the Spartans averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds per game. Nick Ward is averaging 11.7 points and 6 rebounds, Eron Harris is averaging 9.3 points and Matt McQuaid is averaging 9 points. Michigan State scheduled up big early and didn’t get it done this year but by the time March rolls around look for them to be in the mix as usual.
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Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are off to a 1-2 start to the season after losses to Florida and Baylor and a win over UT-Arlington. Florida Gulf Coast is averaging 72 points per game and they are shooting 47 percent from the floor including 44.1 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 77.7 points and their opponents are shooting 47.1 percent. Brandon Goodwin leads the Eagles averaging 20 points and 30 minutes per game. Zach Johnson is averaging 15.7 points for FGCU, Christian Terrell is averaging 11.3 points, and Rayjon Tucker is averaging 7.3 points. Florida Gulf Coast seems to be having trouble on the boards as they are just not getting rebounds.
Michigan State is 4-0 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record, 10-3 against the spread following a win, and 0-5 against the spread in their last 5 games. Florida Gulf Coast is 8-1-1 against the spread following a loss, 12-3-1 against the spread in their last 16 road games, and 26-9-1 against the spread in their last 36 games.
Both of these teams have played heavy hitters but only one faces one here and look for the Spartans to put the hammer down.