Lipscomb vs. Florida Gulf Coast - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (10-21) at Lipscomb Bisons (14-15)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Allen Arena)
The Line: Lipscomb Bisons -6 -- Over/Under: 134
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles and the Lipscomb Bisons meet in college basketball action from Allen Arena on Tuesday.
Florida Gulf Coast enters this game at 10-21 on the year. In their last four games, Florida Gulf Coast is 2-2, with wins over NJIT and Jacksonville alongside losses to Lipscomb and North Alabama.
In the OT loss to North Alabama, Florida Gulf Coast’s top scorer was Jalen Warren with 19 points, five assists and one rebound. Malik Hardy added 16 points with five rebounds and four assists there, and Zach Scott chipped in 15 points for Florida Gulf Coast.
Over on the Lipscomb side, they’re 14-15 this year. In the last seven games, Lipscomb is 6-1, falling to North Florida and otherwise beating North Alabama, Kennesaw State, NJIT, FGCU, Jacksonville and Liberty.
In the win over Liberty, Lipscomb’s Andrew Fleming led the way on 20 points, six rebounds and two assists. Ahsan Asadullah added 18 points, eight assists and four rebounds there, and KJ Johnson provided 14 points, two rebounds and one assist for Lipscomb.
Lipscomb are 7-1 ATS in the last eight Tuesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games. Lipscomb is 5-0 ATS in their last five overall and the over is 8-3 in their last 11 overall.
Meanwhile, Florida Gulf Coast is 1-4 ATS in their last five Tuesday games and 4-1 ATS int the last five road games. The under is 14-6-2 in FLGC’s last 22 overall and 3-0-2 in their last five road games.
Each of these teams has a win over the other this season: Florida Gulf Coast won 68-61 at home on January 4, and Lipscomb returned the favor at home 64-54 on February 15. This one will probably be another close matchup.
Lipscomb is a pretty good offensive team this year; they finish on the right side of 70 points more often than not. Florida Gulf Coast is going to have to turn the defensive screws if they want a shot at being able to keep up here. I don’t think that’ll happen, so I’m sticking with Lipscomb on the cover.