Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Ospreys versus the Eagles? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Alico Arena in Fort Myers, FL. The odds for this Atlantic Sun conference game currently have the Eagles as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 140.5 points.
NORTH FLORIDA OSPREYS VS FLORIDA GULF COAST EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: North Florida Ospreys +10
This game will be played at Alico Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.
WHY BET THE NORTH FLORIDA OSPREYS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Eagles.
- Even though we have Florida Gulf Coast winning straight-up, we like North Florida at +10.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Do the Ospreys Have What it Takes on the Road?
North Florida comes into today’s game as the underdog, and they are 7-9 overall. They have lost four straight games and are 0-1 in conference play.
On the road this season, the Ospreys are just 1-7 and have an average scoring margin of -13.9 points per game. Over their last 10 road games, they are just 2-8.
As the underdog, North Florida has gone 5-3-1 against the spread this season. On the road, the Ospreys have an ATS mark of 4-3-1, including a 1-2 record vs. the spread in their last three road games. Overall, North Florida is 6-6-1 ATS this season.
North Florida’s over/under record for the season is 5-7-1. So far this year, their games have averaged 150.1 points compared to an average over/under line of 152.8, resulting in an average margin of -2.7 points versus the over/under line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points and their OU record during this stretch is 0-3.
In their recent matchup, the North Florida offense ended with 74 points against Stetson. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44.3% and made 13 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Chaz Lanier, who is averaging 15.7 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Ametri Moss also maintains a PPG average of 10.8 heading into game.
At present, the Ospreys’ defense is nationally ranked 220th, allowing 75.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. Stetson, the Hatters finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 75 points vs. North Florida.
Will Florida Gulf Coast Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?
Florida Gulf Coast comes into today’s game favored by 10 points over North Florida. So far this season, the Eagles have an overall record of 7-9 and are 2-3 at home. In their last game, they defeated Jacksonville by a score of 80-70.
Over their last 10 games at home, Florida Gulf Coast is 6-4 and have won their last two games at home. So far this season, they have been favored in five games and have gone 2-3 in those matchups.
Florida Gulf Coast’s ATS record for the season is currently 5-8, including a mark of 2-3 when favored. Over their last three games as the favorite, the Eagles are 2-1 vs. the spread and they have gone 3-4 at home this year.
Florida Gulf Coast’s over/under record this season is 5-8 and their games have averaged 139.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 140.5 is similar to their average OU line of 140.7. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1 and the average scoring total is 147 points.
Florida Gulf Coast’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 80 points vs. Jacksonville. Overall, they hit 45.7% of their shots from the field and went 27/34 from the free-throw line. Zach Anderson is leading the team in scoring at 12.5 points per contest. Keeshawn Kellman has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.8 going into the game.
At present, the Eagles’ defense is nationally ranked 155th, allowing 71.8 points per game. Against Jacksonville in their most recent game, the Florida Gulf Coast defense gave up a total of 70 points while allowing Jacksonville to hit 45% of their shots.