Florida Atlantic Owls vs. Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Prediction

Florida Atlantic Owls vs. Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Prediction 12/30/2023

The Florida Atlantic Owls (10-2) travel to face off against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (5-9) on Saturday, December 30th. This game will be played at Alico Arena in Fort Myers and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Florida Gulf Coast Eagles

The Florida Atlantic Owls Are Coming Off A Win

Florida Atlantic improved their record to 10-2 after defeating St. Bonaventure by a score of 64-54. In their previous ten road games, which includes games from last year, Florida Atlantic has a record of 8-2. As of today’s game, Florida Atlantic holds an 8-3 record against the spread. In their last ten games this season, Florida Atlantic has covered the spread in 4 out of 5.

So far, Florida Atlantic’s games have averaged 151.5 points per game with the average over/under line being 147.9 points. The Owls have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 162 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.

The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Are Coming Off A Win

Florida Gulf Coast is getting ready for their 15th game of the season, coming in with a 5-9 overall record. In their last ten home games, which carried over from last year, Florida Gulf Coast has a 4-6 record at home. As of now, Florida Gulf Coast sits below .500 with a 3-8 ATS record. In their previous five games, they’ve gone 1-2 vs. the spread.

In 14 games, Florida Gulf Coast comes in with an over/under mark of 4-7-0, with their games averaging 138.1 points per game. When assessing the Eagles’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-1, with their games averaging 127 points per game.

Florida Atlantic Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Florida Atlantic offense tallied 64 points in a matchup against St. Bonaventure. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.1%, and they made 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Johnell Davis with 16 points. Vladislav Goldin also added 11 points for the Owls.

Johnell Davis (G) 16.2 7.1 2.2
Vladislav Goldin (C) 14.4 6.7 0.6
Alijah Martin (G) 12.8 4.5 1.0

Florida Gulf Coast Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Florida Gulf Coast offense put up just 53 points vs. the Georgia Southern Eagles. Overall, they are now averaging 68.1 points per game which is 363rd in the country. Leading the team in scoring was Dallion Johnson with 14 points. Keeshawn Kellman also added 11 points for the Eagles.

Keeshawn Kellman (F) 12.4 6.9 0.4
Zach Anderson (F) 11.4 5.4 1.6
Dallion Johnson (G) 9.6 3.1 1.1

Florida Atlantic Team Defense

The Owls’ defense is presently ranked 128th nationally, allowing an average of 70.3 points per contest. Against St. Bonaventure in their most recent game, the Florida Atlantic defense gave up a total of 54 points while allowing St. Bonaventure to hit 41% of their shots.

Florida Gulf Coast Team Defense

On the defensive side, Florida Gulf Coast is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.1 points per game. Florida Gulf Coast will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Georgia Southern to just 30% shooting in their most recent game.

Owls vs Eagles Trends

  • Although Florida Atlantic has a straight up record of 8-2 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 7-3. The team averaged 75 points per game in these games.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Eagles have a straight up record of 2-8 while going 3-7 vs. the spread. The team averaged 63 points per game in this stretch.
  • The last three games that Florida Gulf Coast was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • Florida Atlantic has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games.

Owls vs Eagles Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +16.5, we recommend going with the Eagles on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 142.5, and our model projects the Owls and Eagles to reach a combined total of 142 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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