Fairleigh Dickinson vs. FGCU Free Pick
The NCAA Tournament gets underway today when a pair of 16 seeds in Florida Gulf Coast and Fairleigh Dickinson face off at 6:40PM ET. Who will come out on top?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Florida Gulf Coast is the favorite in today’s game, as it is getting odds of -5.5 points against Fairleigh Dickinson. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 152.5 points. These two meet tonight in a First Four game from the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio.
Florida Gulf Coast went 20-13 this season, 0-1 on a neutral floor and 3-3-1 against the spread. Fairleigh Dickinson was 18-14 overall, 0-0 on a neutral floor and just 2-1 against the spread. FGCU got the bid into this game by winning the Atlantic Sun Tournament while Fairleigh Dickinson won the NEC Tournament.
Obviously both teams come into this game with some heat because they won their respective conference tournament. The key for FGCU is it has been hitting the glass hard. They have out-rebounded their last four opponents by 11 or more. The Knights have actually found themselves on the losing battle on the glass in three of their last four games, so they are relying on strong shooting. That can be tough when the pressure is on for the NCAA Tournament. Dickinson hasn’t been in this spot since 2006 while the Eagles reached the Sweet 16 back in 2013. Look for that to pay off in this game.
NCAA TOURNAMENT FIRST FOUR FREE PICK: FLORIDA GULF COAST -5.5