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North Florida Ospreys face Stetson Hatters: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

North Florida OspreysStetson Hatters
Jan 5, 3:15 PM | Edmunds Center

North Florida Ospreys vs Stetson Hatters Odds

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Stetson will look to improve on its 4-9 record on Saturday when they host North Florida in NCAA basketball odds action at Edmunds Center.

The Ospreys will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hatters are 0-0 ATS. North Florida is 1-0 against the total, while Stetson is 0-0 versus the number.

View North Florida vs Stetson Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hatters sit at No. 289 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Ospreys sit at No. 140 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Ospreys will win this game 65-64.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Ospreys is ranked No. 287 in NCAA hoops at 31.9 per game. Contrast that with Stetson’s No. 250 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Stetson is the No. 75-ranked team in the country at 7.3 per game, while North Florida rates No. 56 at 7.6 per game.

Defensively, North Florida features the nation's No. 206-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.5 points per game. Stetson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 97 nationally in scoring at home.

North Florida lost its last outing, a 65-52 result against Northern Kentucky on January 2. The Ospreys got 17 points from Beau Beech, but it was Northern Kentucky that prevailed in a 65-52 final on Wednesday at UNF Arena.

Last time out for Stetson, they were a 70-60 winner as they battled Kennesaw State on the road. The Hatters grabbed a 70-60 win over the Owls on Wednesday, behind a 19-point effort from Chris Perez at KSU Convocation Center.

Next up:
North Florida at Florida Gulf Coast, Monday, January 7
Stetson home to Jacksonville, Monday, January 7