North Florida Ospreys vs East Tennessee State Buccaneers Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the East Tennessee State vs North Florida battle Saturday at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center as the Buccaneers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Ospreys will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Buccaneers are 1-2 ATS. North Florida is 1-0 on the totals; East Tennessee State is 1-2.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Buccaneers, most recently No. 330 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Ospreys, who rate No. 281 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 63-57 victory for the Ospreys.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Ospreys rank No. 297 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.7 per game. That compares with East Tennessee State’s No. 326 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where East Tennessee State is college basketball's No. 124-ranked team at 6.6 per game, while the Ospreys rate No. 30 with 8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Florida owns the country's No. 228-rated mark, allowing 72.1 points per game on the highway. East Tennessee State, on the other hand, rates No. 265 in scoring at home.
North Florida was a 63-57 loser in its last match on the road against USC Upstate. The Ospreys endured a 63-57 loss at the hands of the Spartans on Thursday, despite a 15-point effort from Beau Beech at G. B. Hodge Center.
Last time out for East Tennessee State, they were an 83-80 loser as they battled Jacksonville at home. Lester Wilson scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Buccaneers to a win (they lost 83-80 to Jacksonville at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center on Thursday).
North Florida home to Florida Gulf Coast, Thursday, January 31
East Tennessee State at USC Upstate, Monday, January 28