Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Royals 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 odds for this Atlantic Sun conference game currently have the Ospreys as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 158.5 points.

QUEENS (NC) ROYALS VS NORTH FLORIDA OSPREYS BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Florida Ospreys -4.5

This game will be played at UNF Arena at 5:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.

WHY BET THE NORTH FLORIDA OSPREYS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 89-58 in favor of the Ospreys.
  • Not only will North Florida pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 158.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 147 points.

Does Queens (NC) Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

Queens (NC) comes into this game with an overall record of 7-12 and a two-game losing streak. In Atlantic Sun play, the Royals are 1-3, while they are 6-9 in non-conference matchups. On the road, Queens is still looking for its first win, as they are 0-10 away from home this season.

So far this season, the Royals have been the underdog 13 times and have a record of 1-12 in those games. Their average scoring margin on the road is -17.5, and they have lost their last 10 games away from home.

As the underdog, Queens (NC) has gone 4-9 against the spread this season and they are 7-10 overall. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-7 and they have gone 2-1 ATS in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Royals have a 4-6 ATS record.

Over their last three games, the over/under record for Queens (NC) is 2-1. So far this season, their over/under record is 11-6. The average scoring total in their games this season is 157.6 points, and today’s over/under line is 158.5. Over their last five games, the average scoring total is 157 points.

The Queens (NC) offense is coming off a game in which they scored 77 points vs. Jacksonville. Overall their field goal percentage was 39.7% while connecting on 6 threes. In terms of offense, the Royals have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 297th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 254th in percentage and 39th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Royals’ defense is ranked 312nd in the country at 82.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Jacksonville, the Dolphins finished with a field goal percentage of 41% and a total of 79 points vs. Queens (NC).

Are North Florida Ready for a Home Win?

North Florida is 5-2 at home this season, and they have won three straight games there. Overall, they are 10-9, and they have a 3-1 record in Atlantic Sun games. The Ospreys are favored by 4.5 points today, and they have gone 3-2 as the favorite this year.

Last game, North Florida beat Kennesaw State by a score of 84-75. They have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games at home, and their average scoring margin there is +3.0 points per game. For the season, they are scoring an average of 78.4 points per game.

North Florida has an ATS record of 9-6-1 this season. At home, the Ospreys are 4-3 vs. the spread. In their last three home games, they have gone 2-0 ATS. As the favorite, North Florida has an ATS mark of 2-3 this year and their ATS record as the favorite over their last 10 games is 4-6.

North Florida’s over/under record this season is currently 6-9-1. So far, their games have averaged 150.1 points compared to an average over/under line of 152.3, resulting in an average margin of -2.2. Today’s over/under line of 158.5 is higher than the over/under line in 13 of their games this season. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with those games averaging 150 points.

The North Florida offense is coming off a game in which they scored 84 points vs. Kennesaw State. Overall their field goal percentage was 51.8% while connecting on 15 threes. The top scorer for the Ospreys was Chaz Lanier with 25 points, while Jake Van Der Heijden also added 17 to the scoreboard.

On defense, North Florida is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 74.2 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.2 threes per game vs. Queens (NC). This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.4%.