North Florida Ospreys vs Mercer Bears Odds
The Mercer Bears will hit the floor running against the visiting North Florida Ospreys Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
Supporters of the Ospreys have watched them go 10-15 and 2-0 ATS on the year, while the Bears are at 15-9 and 0-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Bears are 2-0, while the Ospreys have a 1-0 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 180 (Bears) and the No. 293 (Ospreys) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 69-61 result in favor of the Bears has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Mercer's No. 277-ranked scoring average of 63 PPG, against a Ospreys defense rated No. 271 and allowing 70.4 PPG. The Bears FG% has averaged 41.6% to date this season, less than the Ospreys shooters have managed so far (43.7% per game).
Defensively, North Florida features the nation's No. 224-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.9 points per game. Mercer, meanwhile, comes in at No. 234 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, North Florida was a 60-52 winner on the road against Kennesaw State. North Florida got 14 points from Parker Smith en route to a 60-52 victory over Kennesaw State on Thursday at KSU Convocation Center.
Mercer was a 67-64 winner in its last match at home against Jacksonville. Mercer got 23 points from Langston Hall en route to a 67-64 victory over Jacksonville on Thursday at Mercer University Center.
North Florida at Jacksonville, Friday, February 15
Mercer at USC Upstate, Thursday, February 14