North Florida Ospreys home to East Tennessee State Buccaneers in NCAA Basketball betting action
East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs North Florida Ospreys Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for East Tennessee State when they take on the North Florida Ospreys on Thursday in college hoops betting action.
The Buccaneers will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 1-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Ospreys are 2-0 ATS. East Tennessee State is 1-2 on the totals; North Florida is 1-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Ospreys sit at No. 285 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Buccaneers sit at No. 330 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Ospreys will win this game 63-59.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature North Florida's No. 289-rated squad against East Tennessee State's No. 313-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, North Florida rates No. 38 in the country with 7.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 105 nationally with 6.9 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, East Tennessee State owns the country's No. 148-rated mark, allowing 68.4 points per game on the highway. North Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 204 in scoring at home.
Last time out for East Tennessee State, they were a 71-54 loser as they battled Mercer at home. East Tennessee State suffered a 71-54 loss against Mercer on Saturday, getting 19 points from Jarvis Jones in a losing effort at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
North Florida was a 70-68 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Jacksonville. Parker Smith scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Ospreys to a win (they lost 70-68 to Jacksonville at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Friday).
East Tennessee State at Jacksonville, Saturday, February 23
North Florida home to USC Upstate, Saturday, February 23