North Florida Ospreys vs Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Odds
North Florida pays a visit to Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday, hoping to send the Eagles to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Mercer University Center.
This game is part of the Atlantic Sun Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. Mercer University Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
The Ospreys will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 2-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Eagles are 1-0 ATS. North Florida is 1-0 on the totals; Florida Gulf Coast is 1-0.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Eagles installed as 5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles - Ospreys odds would favor the Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Florida Gulf Coast is rated No. 65 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Florida is at No. 266. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 75-66 win for the Eagles.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida Gulf Coast's No. 61-ranked offense, averaging 72.7 PPG, against a Ospreys defense that ranks No. 253 at 69.7 PPG. The Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Ospreys marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.
Defensively, North Florida features the nation's No. 225-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.8 points per game. Florida Gulf Coast, meanwhile, comes in at No. 118 nationally in scoring at home.
North Florida was an 85-78 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Lipscomb. Travis Wallace scored 25 points for North Florida on Saturday, leading the Ospreys to an 85-78 win over Lipscomb at Allen Arena.
Florida Gulf Coast was a 67-49 winner in their most recent outing at home against Kennesaw State. The Eagles got 13 points from Chase Fieler as Florida Gulf Coast ran past Kennesaw State 67-49 on Saturday at Alico Arena.