Jacksonville Dolphins take on Ospreys in NCAA basketball test
Jacksonville Dolphins vs North Florida Ospreys Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Jacksonville Dolphins travelling to North Florida Friday to take on the Ospreys.
This season, the Ospreys are 8-11 overall and 2-0 ATS ATS, while the Dolphins are 9-10 and 2-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, North Florida boasts a 1-0 on the OU, and Jacksonville is 1-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Ospreys - Dolphins odds would favor the Ospreys if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Florida is rated No. 265 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Jacksonville is at No. 297. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 67-65 win for the Ospreys.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Florida's No. 203-ranked offense, averaging 66.5 PPG, against a Dolphins defense that ranks No. 293 at 72 PPG. The Ospreys field goal percentage has averaged 44.4% so far, more than the Dolphins marksmen have achieved on the year, 41% per game.
Defensively, Jacksonville features the nation's No. 292-rated defense on the road, allowing 76 points per game. North Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 229 nationally in scoring at home.
Jacksonville was a 49-47 winner in its last match at home against Mercer. Glenn Powell scored 12 points leading the Dolphins to a 49-47 victory over Mercer at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday.
North Florida won its last outing, an 81-72 result against Kennesaw State on January 12. The Ospreys used a 32-point performance from Parker Smith to help North Florida smack Kennesaw State 81-72 on Saturday at UNF Arena.
Jacksonville at East Tennessee State, Thursday, January 24
North Florida at USC Upstate, Thursday, January 24