Liberty Flames (11-6) vs. Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (11-6)
January 15, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles +3.5 / Liberty Flames -3.5; Over/Under: -140.5
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The Liberty Flames and Florida Gulf Coast Eagles meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Alico Arena. The Liberty Flames look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles look for a win after splitting their last six games.
The Liberty Flames are averaging 72.4 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 59.8 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Darius McGhee is averaging 21.3 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Keegan McDowell is averaging 10.7 points and 3.5 rebounds. Shiloh Robinson is dishing 0.9 assists and Brody Peebles is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Liberty Flames are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Liberty Flames are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game.
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are averaging 76.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Tavian Dunn-Martin is averaging 19.6 points and 2.9 rebounds, while Cyrus Largie is averaging 11.8 points and 5.1 rebounds. Kevin Samuel is the third double-digit scorer and Caleb Catto is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game.
The Flames are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Flames last 6 overall. The over is 5-0 in Eagles last 5 Saturday games.
The Liberty Flames are the more consistent team with an elite defense, and they’ll have the best player on the floor here. However, this line is disrespectful to a Florida Gulf Coast Eagles team that’s shown flashes this season and wins at home by an average of 12.6 points. Florida Gulf Coast should have a chance to win this game late with how well it plays at home. Give me the points.