Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Black Bears and Ospreys. The game is starting at 5:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Ospreys at UNF Arena in Jacksonville, FL. Get ready to place your bets! The Black Bears are favored in this non-conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 147 points.
MAINE BLACK BEARS VS NORTH FLORIDA OSPREYS BETTING PICK
The Pick: North Florida Ospreys +1
This game will be played at UNF Arena at 5:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE NORTH FLORIDA OSPREYS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-67 in favor of the Ospreys.
- Not only will North Florida pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 140 points.
Do the Black Bears Have a Shot at a Win at Jacksonville?
Maine comes into this game with a 2-2 record after defeating Presbyterian 80-66 in their last game. In their previous ten road games, which includes games from last year, Maine has a record of 4-6. As of now, Maine holds a 2-2 record vs. the spread. In away games this season, they are 2-1 vs. the spread, and in their previous ten road games, they have gone 4-6 ATS.
Looking at their over/under performance through four games, Maine has an over/under record of 3-1-0, with their games averaging 136.5 points per game on average. The Black Bears’ last five games have culminated with an average of 77 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.
The Maine offense is coming off a game in which they scored 80 points vs. Presbyterian. Overall their field goal percentage was 54.3% while connecting on 7 threes. On the offensive front, the Black Bears have a season-long field goal percentage of 49%, ranking 110th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 166th in terms of percentage and 250th in three-pointers made.
Coming into today’s game, the Maine defense is giving up an average of 66.0 points per contest. Maine’s three-point defense is currently 24th in the country at 5.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.2% of their shots vs. Maine.
Will the Ospreys Exceed Expectations at Home?
In their upcoming game against Maine, the Black Bears come into the game with a 2-2 overall record. In their previous five games at home, including last year, the North Florida Ospreys have a 3-2 record. North Florida’s ATS performance heading into today’s game stands at 1-3. This includes a 1-1 ATS record on the road and 0-2 ATS record at home.
North Florida comes in with an over/under record of 2-1-1 through four games, with their games averaging a combined 154.8 points per game so far. The Ospreys have an over/under record of 1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 80 points per game.
In their recent matchup, the North Florida offense ended with 80 points against Northwestern State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 46.8% and made 12 threes. In terms of offense, the Ospreys have a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, putting them 309th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 141st in percentage and 12th in three-pointers made.
So far, the Ospreys’ defense is ranked 100th in the country at 73.4 points per contest. Against Northwestern State in their most recent game, the North Florida defense gave up a total of 74 points while allowing Northwestern State to hit 46% of their shots.