Betting on today’s Hatters 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 odds for this Atlantic Sun conference game currently have North Florida as the -2.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 149.5 points.

STETSON HATTERS VS NORTH FLORIDA OSPREYS BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Florida Ospreys -2.5

This game will be played at UNF Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, March 1st.

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 -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Taking a Look at the Hatters Chances on the Road

Stetson enters this game as a 2.5-point underdog, and they have gone 7-7 this season when considered the underdog. They have been better at home, going 10-2 compared to 6-9 on the road.

The Hatters have won two games in a row and are 19-11 overall. In their last game, they defeated Jacksonville 86-73. Over their last 10 road games, Stetson has gone 5-5.

As the underdog this season, Stetson has gone 9-5 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Hatters have an ATS mark of 6-4. On the road, Stetson’s ATS record is 8-7 this year and they are 3-0 vs. the spread in their last three road games.

The over/under record for Stetson games this season is 10-15-2. The average over/under line in their games is 146.5 and the average scoring total is 147.7. Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is higher than the average scoring total in their games this season. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 157 points.

The Stetson offense is coming off a game where they scored 86 points against Jacksonville. They posted a field goal percentage of 55.8% and connected on 13 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Jalen Blackmon, who is averaging 21.1 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Stephan D.Swenson also maintains a PPG average of 13.2 heading into game.

In terms of defense, Stetson is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.6 points per game. Stetson’s three-point defense is currently 132nd in the country at 7.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.9% of their shots vs. Stetson.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Ospreys?

North Florida comes into this game as a 2.5-point favorite, and they have gone 5-7 this season when favored. Over the course of the year, they have gone 7-5 at home, and they are currently on a three-game losing streak at home.

Over the last 10 games, North Florida has gone 7-3 at home. For the year, they have a scoring differential of +1.7 points per game at home, compared to -6.5 points per game on the road.

North Florida’s ATS record this season is 14-12-1, including a mark of 6-6 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Ospreys have gone 4-6 vs. the spread. In their last three home games, North Florida is 0-3 ATS.

North Florida’s over/under record for the season sits at 13-13-1. The average scoring total in their games this year is 152.2 points, which is similar to the average over/under line of 151.7. Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is lower than the average scoring total in their last three games (138) and their last five games (148). Over their last 10 games, their over/under record is 6-4.

The North Florida offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 60 points versus Florida Gulf Coast. During the game, they attempted 35 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 36.4%. Jah Nze led the team in scoring, putting up 14 points. Additionally, Chaz Lanier contributed 14 points for the Ospreys.

Currently, the Ospreys’ defense holds the 257th rank in the nation, allowing 75.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, North Florida’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.8% this season.