Florida Gulf Coast vs. Florida Odds

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ARLINGTON, TX (TheSpread) – Florida Gulf Coast looks to continue its improbable tournament run on Friday at 9:57PM ET when it takes on Florida in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

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This game will be played from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas and is part of the South Region with Florida as the third seed and Florida Gulf Coast the 15th seed (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Florida is the clear favorite in this game, as the Gators have odds of -13 points against Florida Gulf Coast. The over/under total for the game has been set at 136.5 points. Opening odds had Florida as an 11.5-point favorite. The spread never got lower than that, and is at its peak with Florida favored by 13. These two last met in 2008, with Florida getting a 94-60 victory.

Florida picked up a 78-64 victory over Minnesota to reach the regional semifinals. The Gators dominated the first half of the game, out-scoring Minnesota 48-27. Florida shot lights out in the game, going 21 of 37 from the floor and 10 of 20 from 3-point land. Mike Rosario led the team with 25 points on 8 of 12 shooting. Florida is now 28-7 on the season, 6-2 on a neutral floor and 18-14 against the spread.

Gulf Coast became the first 15 seed to reach the Sweet 16 last Sunday by beating San Diego State, 81-71. The Eagles continued to light up the scoreboard, going 33 of 59 from the floor. The team also dished out 21 assists on the 33 field goals. Defensively, Gulf Coast forced San Diego State into 17 turnovers. Bernard Thompson had 23 points and four rebounds to lead Gulf Coast in the win. FGCU is now 26-10 on the season, 5-0 on a neutral floor and 6-0 against the spread.

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2013 March Madness Sweet 16 Odds – Florida Gulf Coast vs. Florida

879 Florida Gulf Coast +13 Over 136.5

880 Florida -13 Under 136.5

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