Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Black Bears versus the Blue Hose? Tip off is at at 4:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at UNF Arena in Jacksonville, FL. The Black Bears are the favored team in this non-conference contest against the Blue Hose. The game’s over/under currently sits at 139.5 points.
MAINE BLACK BEARS VS PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE BETTING PICK
The Pick: Presbyterian Blue Hose +1
This game will be played at UNF Arena at 4:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-68 in favor of the Blue Hose.
- Not only will Presbyterian pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 141 points.
Are the Black Bears Ready for a Win at Jacksonville?
Heading into their fourth game of the season, Maine has a record of 1-2. In their previous three games, they have gone 1-1 on the road and 0-1 at home. As Maine faces off against Presbyterian, their ATS record stands at 1-2. On the road this season, Maine is 1-1 vs. the spread, and in their previous ten road games, they are 4-6 ATS.
In three games, Maine comes in with an over/under mark of 2-1-0, with their games averaging 133.3 points per game. The Black Bears’ last five games have culminated with an average of 72 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.
In their previous game, the Black Bears’ offense finished with 78 points, which is right in line with their current average of 76.5 points per contest. Offensively, the Black Bears have a season long field goal percentage of 48%, which is 156th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 280th in percentage and 258th in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Black Bears’ defense is positioned 50th in the country, permitting 66.0 points per game. So far, the Maine defense is giving up an average of 7.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.5 times per game (268th).
Do the Blue Hose Stand a Chance at Home?
Presbyterian, who currently holds a 3-0 record, have gone 2-3 in their last five home games, including the ones from last year. In terms of ATS, Presbyterian arrives at today’s game with a perfect 3-0 record. Looking back to last season, Presbyterian has gone 4-4-1 vs. the spread in their previous ten games.
So far, Presbyterian’s games have averaged 138.3 points per game with the average over/under line being 139.2 points. The Blue Hose have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 73 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.
Coming off a good offensive performance, Presbyterian’s offense scored 81 points against North Florida. Their field goal percentage for the game was 49.1%, and they went 24/30 from the free-throw line. Leading the team in scoring is Samage Teel, who is averaging 14.5 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Marquis Barnett also maintains a PPG average of 13.2 heading into game.
Coming into today’s game, the Presbyterian defense is giving up an average of 63.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. North Florida, the Ospreys finished with a field goal percentage of 31% and a total of 69 points vs. Presbyterian.