Florida Gulf Coast vs Queens Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for ASUN Tournament (Eagles Fend Off Royals in Shootout)

Florida Gulf Coast vs Queens Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for ASUN Tournament (Eagles Fend Off Royals in Shootout)


Florida Gulf Coast vs Queens Game Info

  • 2022-23 ASUN Tournament — Round 1
  • Florida Gulf Coast (17-14,7-11ASUN) vs. Queens (17-14, 7-11 ASUN)
  • Date: Monday, February 27, 2023
  • Time: 7 PM ET
  • Venue: KSU Convocation Center -- Kennesaw, GA
  • Coverage: ESPN+

The 2022-23 ASUN Tournament kicks off with an intriguing first-round matchup between the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles and Queens University Royals.

It looked like Florida Gulf Coast was going to stumble into the tournament before picking up an 89-71 win over Austin Peay in its final regular-season game. Meanwhile, Queens stumbles into tonight's game following a 73-53 drubbing at the hands of Liberty, marking the Royals' fifth loss in their last six outings.

Florida Gulf Coast vs Queens Odds & Spread

Queens enters this contest as the slight favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 152.5 points with the over being favored at -115 odds. 

Florida Gulf Coast vs Queens Betting Trends

  • Florida Gulf Coast is 2-6 straight up in its last eight road games.
  • Queens is 1-5 straight up in its last six games.
  • Florida Gulf Coast is 4-10 against the spread (ATS) in its last 14 games.
  • Queens is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games.
  • The total has hit the over in seven of Florida Gulf Coast's last 10 games.
  • The total has hit the over in six of Queens' last seven home games.

Florida Gulf Coast vs Queens Prediction & Pick

Queens' defense has been nowhere to be found during its latest rut. The Royals are surrendering an average of 80.5 points over their last six games, allowing at least 84 points in three of those contests. Considering that they only scored 53 in their last game, I don't like the Royals' chances of winning tonight if they continue being unable to stop the opposition.

Florida Gulf Coast has had consistency issues lately, it just dropped 89 points on .517/.500/.800 shooting in its latest outing. The Eagles are also giving up just 69.1 PPG away from Alico Arena this season, so I'm confident that they should be able to keep the Royals in check.

With Queens breaking down at the worst possible team, expect Florida Gulf Coast to advance tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Florida Gulf Coast: 81 | Queens: 74

Florida Gulf Coast vs Queens Best Bet

Neither defense has been overly impressive lately, resulting in the best bet being the over on the 152.5-point total. On top of Queens' aforementioned defensive struggles, Florida Gulf has given up an average of 76.8 points over its last four games.

Furthermore, the over is 7-3 in the Eagles' last 10 games, as well as 13-6 in Queens' last 19. Taking the above into consideration, I'd be surprised if there weren't more points on the board tonight.

Bet: Over 152.5 Points (-115)

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