FGCU vs Florida March Madness Betting!
Florida Gulf Coast has become the first ever 15th seed to make it to the Sweet 16 and they have nothing to lose with all the pressure on Florida, who should win this game.
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Venue/ Stadium: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX
Time/Date: 10:07 PM EST Friday, March 29, 2013
NCAAB Odds From: Bovada
Moneyline: Florida Gulf +700 / Florida -1000
Spread: Florida -13
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Florida Gulf Coast Eagles vs. Florida Gators Preview
Florida has yet to be tested in the NCAA Tournament, as their closest game was their last one where they won by 14 points. NCAAB lines have Florida as the big 13-point favorite with a total of 136.
In their last games Florida beat Minnesota 78-64 and Florida Gulf Coast beat San Diego State 81-71.
On the season Florida Gulf Coast is 6-0 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 4-2 and Florida is 18-14 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 12-17.
Florida Gulf Coast has played like they have nothing to lose and their offense has been solid scoring 78 points and 81 points in their 2 Big Dance games.
The Eagles shot over 55% from the floor in the win over San Diego State and the backcourt trio of Sherwood Brown, Brett Comer, and Bernard Thompson combined for 50 points and backup G Christophe Varidel scored 11 points. Florida Gulf Coast is led by their backcourt, but so is Florida and the Gators are very athletic.
The Gators shot nearly 57% from the floor against Minnesota and they got a solid all around contribution with G Mike Rosario going for 25 points. Kenny Boynton was the 2nd leading scorer for Florida this season, but he only went for 7 points against Minnesota.
Sherwood Brown is the leading rebounder for the Eagles with Chase Fieler being the 2nd leading rebounder, but they do not have a lot of size at 6’4″ and 6’8″ respectively.
Patric Young and Erik Murphy are 6’9″ and 6’10″ respectively and are solid on the glass and the undersized Eagles must man up on these 2 and not allow them to dominate the paint.
In some betting trends for this South Region match up Florida Gulf Coast is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games, 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record, and they have an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.
Florida is 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 non-conference games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record, and they have an Under record of 9-2 in their last 11 games.
Jason’s Pick: I think Florida will win this game, but Florida Gulf Coast will continue to play well and they will cover the big spread.