Betting on today’s Eagles and Ospreys game? Catch the action at UNF Arena in Jacksonville, FL, as the Ospreys hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this Atlantic Sun conference contest is set at 144 points, with North Florida being favored by -3.5 at home against Florida Gulf Coast.

FLORIDA GULF COAST EAGLES VS NORTH FLORIDA OSPREYS BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Florida Ospreys -3.5

This game will be played at UNF Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 28th.

WHY BET THE NORTH FLORIDA OSPREYS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Ospreys.
  • Not only will North Florida pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will the Florida Gulf Coast Defense Show Up on the Road?

Florida Gulf Coast is 12-17 this season and 6-8 in Atlantic Sun play. On the road, the Eagles are 3-11, and they have lost three straight games away from home. In their last game, they beat Queens (NC) by a score of 90-81.

As an underdog this season, the Eagles are 2-12. So far, they have been favored in 12 games, going 7-5 in those contests. For the year, their average scoring margin on the road is -4.9 points per game.

Against the spread, Florida Gulf Coast is at .500 on the season with a 13-13 record. On the road, they are 7-7 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Eagles are 6-8 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, they have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 144 is similar to the average over/under line in Florida Gulf Coast’s games this year (142.9). So far, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2.

Florida Gulf Coast’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 90 points vs. Queens (NC). Overall, they hit 53.2% of their shots from the field and went 15/19 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Eagles was Zach Anderson with 26 points, while Keeshawn Kellman also added 18 to the scoreboard.

Coming into today’s game, the Florida Gulf Coast defense is giving up an average of 72.1 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.0 threes per game vs. North Florida. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.7%.

Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored North Florida?

North Florida is 15-14 overall and 8-6 in Atlantic Sun play. At home, the Ospreys are 7-4 and they have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games in Jacksonville.

On the year, North Florida has been the favorite 11 times and they have gone 5-6 in those games. They are coming off a 62-50 loss to Jacksonville and they are 1-2 in their last three home games.

North Florida has an ATS record of 14-11-1 this season and they are 6-5 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Ospreys have gone 4-6 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for North Florida games is 13-12-1. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 152.7 points, which is slightly higher than the average over/under line of 152.1. Their average scoring total in their last three games is 149 points.

The North Florida offense is coming off a game in which they scored 50 points vs. Jacksonville. Overall their field goal percentage was 29.5% while connecting on 8 threes. The team’s top scorer is Chaz Lanier, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 19.6, while Nate Lliteras also maintains a PPG average of 10.5 leading up to the game.

Facing Florida Gulf Coast, North Florida aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 75.4 points allowed per game (254th). In their previous game vs. Jacksonville, the Dolphins finished with a field goal percentage of 37% and a total of 62 points vs. North Florida.