Florida Gulf Coast vs. Lipscomb - 3/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Lipscomb Bison (22-9) at Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (23-10)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm (Alico Arena)
The Line: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles -8 -- Over/Under: 155 See the Latest Odds
The Lipscomb Bison square off with the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles in the championship game of the Atlantic Sun college basketball tournament.
The offensively minded Lipscomb Bison have won seven straight after downing Jacksonville 77-62 in the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun. Lipscomb jumped to a 14 point lead heading to the locker room behind a 45.8%-41.8% shooting advantage.
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Garrison Matthews was the top Bison threat with 23 points and five pulls on 7-10 followed by a 12 point effort on 5-6 from Rob Marberry. Lipscomb saw Kenny Cooper and Matt Rose combine for 21 points while Eli Pepper added nine points and eight rebounds.
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles have been the face of the Atlantic Sun and are looking to continue that trend after routing North Florida 95-72 to reach the Atlantic Sun championship. North Florida shot the ball well at 49.1% but Florida Gulf Coast connected at 54.9% with 14 more looks.
Brandon Goodwin topped the Eagles scoring spree with 18 points, six boards and six helpers with Zach Johnson adding 17 points and six assists. Michael Gilmore gave FGCU 16 points and six rebounds followed by a 14 point, seven assist effort of Christian Terrell.
Under is 11-4 in Lipscomb last 15 road games and Lipscomb are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 road games and Lipscomb are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 vs. Atlantic Sun. Under is 6-1-1 in FGCU last 8 home games and FGCU are 22-8 ATS in their last 30 home games and under is 18-7-1 in FGCU last 26 vs. Atlantic Sun.
If there is one team that has been competitive with Florida Gulf Coast it has been Lipscomb so I might go small with the points or small on the over which has not been released…