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Florida Gulf Coast vs Western Michigan 11/26/2021 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Western Michigan Broncos (1-3) vs. Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (3-2)
November 26, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles -12 / Western Michigan Broncos +12; Over/Under: +140
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The Western Michigan Broncos and the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles meet in college basketball action from the Alico Arena on Friday night.

The Western Michigan Broncos come into this game looking to shake off a 109-61 loss to Iowa last time out. Lamar Norman Jr. leads the Broncos as the lone double-digit scorer for WMU with 18 PPG while Mack Smith has 9.8 PPG with 4.5 RPG and Markeese Hastins has a team-high 7 RPG while Adrian Martin’s chipping in a team-high 2.7 APG as well this season. As a team, Western Michigan is averaging 61.5 PPG on 38% shooting form the field, 30.5% from three and 63.8% from the foul line while allowing 84.3 PPG on 46.5% shooting from the field and 30.9% from three this season.

The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles come into this one looking to add to a 67-66 win over Rhode Island last time out. Tavian Dunn-Martin leads the way with 20.5 PPG while Cyrus Largie has 11.6 PPG with 4.2 RPG and Victor Rosa has 11.5 PPG with 4 RPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for FGCU so far this season. Kevin Samuel also has a team-high 7.5 RPG while Luis Rolon’s got 4.8 APG to lead the Eagles in that department as well this season. As a team, Florida Gulf Coast is averaging 79.6 PPG on 44.7% shooting from the field, 36.5% from three and 59.5% from the foul line while allowing 69.8 PPG on 45.5% shooting from the field and 30.4% from three this season.

Western Michigan is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games. Florida Gulf Coast is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 9-1 in their last 10 Friday games.

Both have these teams have played tough opposition so I’ll give them credit, and both have performed respectably. However, Western Michigan also has a bad loss to a subdivision opponent on their resume, and while Florida Gulf Coast hasn’t been stellar, they’ve been putting up better numbers and should succeed against this WMU defense which has been a sieve early on this season. Give me FGCU here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Florida Gulf Coast -12

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