The North Alabama Lions and the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles lock horns on Tuesday’s Atlantic Sun Tournament. North Alabama is eager to break an eight-game winning streak and at the end of a loss to Jacksonville State. Meanwhile, FGCU looks great with eight wins in ten games and now gets a shot at extending their winning streak to three games.
That said, Nitrobetting looks through details of this upcoming North Alabama vs. FGCU game. We provide important details tackling basic game information, crucial team and player statistics, and the latest NCAAB betting odds. On top of all that, we have timely betting trends and predictions that point you in the right direction.
North Alabama vs. FGCU Game Information
- When: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Alico Arena, Fort Myers, FL
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: WLX 98.3/103.4 FM (North Alabama) / FOX Sports Radio (FGCU)
- Live Stream: March Madness Live
- NCAAB Betting Odds: North Alabama (odds) / FGCU (odds)
Why Bet on North Alabama Lions?
North Alabama is 9-20 in the overall standings and lost nine of its last ten games. However, the last Lions victory was secured on the road against Kennesaw State. The team will try to avoid a nine-game losing streak after falling to Jacksonville State.
We expect the visitors to play the defense card. North Alabama’s statistics allow 71.9 points (237th) per game and limit teams to 43.9% shooting (191st). The Lions are also likely to match the Eagles’ shooting defense. As a team, they record 49.1% opponent two-point and 33.8% three-point shooting.
On offense, the visitors average 63.8 points (317th) per game on 37.2% shooting (357th). These numbers might not match what Florida Gulf brings to the table. However, the Lions can make up for the deficit from the line. The Lions hit 75.3% of their free throws, which they can employ to keep the scoreline close.
Jamari Blackmon misses Tuesday’s game with an undisclosed injury. Nevertheless, the rest of the Lions are ready to go, featuring the duo of top scorers Daniel Ortiz and C.J. Brim.
Why Bet on Florida Gulf Coast Eagles?
On Florida Gulf Coast’s side, the team had an erratic 3-6 run between December and January. The team failed to produce anything significant beyond that. The Eagles won their last pair of games over Liberty and Jacksonville.
The Eagles are going to rely on its offense with a healthy lineup. They average 76.3 points (39th) per game on 44.2% shooting (148th). We anticipate plenty of short and mid-range attempts coming from the side with a 52.4% two-point percentage (82nd). Florida Gulf features better three-point shooters at 35.0% in 30 games played. We also see better ball movement from the team with an average of 15.4 assists (28th) per game. Ultimately, Florida Gulf Coast balances out to 52.2% from the field (76th).
Defensively, the Eagles are strong on the defensive rebounding side. They collect 39.5 defensive boards (49th) and help the team get up to 38.3 total rebounds (31st) per game.
North Alabama vs. FGCU Betting Trends
- North Alabama is 4-1 in its last five road games (3-2 ATS).
- North Alabama is 1-4 in its last five road games against FGCU (2-3 ATS).
- The totals have gone under in two of North Alabama’s last five road games against FGCU.
- FGCU is 4-1 in its last five games at Alico Arena (3-2 ATS).
- FGCU is 3-2 in its last five games against North Alabama (3-2 ATS).
- The totals have gone over in four of FGCU’s last five home games.
North Alabama vs. FGCU Expert Betting Predictions
Florida Gulf Coast gets the advantage. The Eagles have scored well in the last ten games, hitting 71 points or more in ten of 12 games. The team secured a win over North Alabama early in February with a dominating performance in front of their home fans. Meanwhile, North Alabama has a mountain to climb as they try to recover from a rut. There are good chances that the team covers the spread given the odds. But, a win needs the team to put its best foot forward to put pressure on FGCU at the very least.
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