USC Trojans (2-0) vs. Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (1-1)
November 16, 2021 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles / USC Trojans ; Over/Under: +143
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The USC Trojans and Florida Gulf Coast Eagles meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Alico Arena. The USC Trojans look for a win to get off to a 3-0 start. The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles look for a win to get a game above a .500 record.
The USC Trojans are averaging 82.5 points on 52.1 percent shooting and allowing 60 points on 35.5 percent shooting. Boogie Ellis is averaging 15.5 points and 3.5 assists, while Chevez Goodwin is averaging 13.5 points and 1 assist. Drew Peterson is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Mobley is dishing 1.5 assists. The USC Trojans are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The USC Trojans are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game.
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are averaging 85.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Tavian Dunn-Martin is averaging 34 points and 2 rebounds, while Victor Rosa is averaging 20 points and 4 rebounds. Matt Halvorsen is the third double-digit scorer and Cyrus Largie is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are shooting 43.3 percent from beyond the arc and 57.1 percent from the free thitem line. The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game.
The USC Trojans are head and shoulders the better team and should be decent sized favorites. However, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles have some gamers on their roster who can fill it up offensively and this is a true home game. Florida Gulf Coast should have a packed house and a lot of excitement in the building with a ranked team coming to town. It’s also a nationally televised game. Expect a motivated FGCU team that has an upset on its mind. Give me the points.