North Florida Ospreys vs Lipscomb Bison Preview
Lipscomb Bison vs North Florida Ospreys Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the North Florida vs Lipscomb battle Monday at UNF Arena as the Ospreys look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Ospreys are 5-8 so far on the season, and 2-0 ATS vs. the number. The Bison, meanwhile, are 5-6 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen North Florida go 1-0 and the Bison go 0-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Ospreys - Bison odds would favor the Ospreys if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Florida is rated No. 124 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Lipscomb is at No. 139. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 64-61 win for the Ospreys.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bison rank No. 52 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.1 per game. That compares with North Florida’s No. 313 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where North Florida is college basketball's No. 56-ranked team at 7.7 per game, while the Bison rate No. 263 with 5.2 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Lipscomb owns the country's No. 338-rated mark, allowing 82.3 points per game on the highway. North Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 113 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Lipscomb was a 62-56 loser on the road against Memphis. The Bison got 15 points from Stephen Hurt, but it was Memphis that prevailed in a 62-56 final on Thursday at FedExForum.
North Florida won its last outing, a 74-46 result against Georgia Southern on December 23. They covered in that game as a 2-point favorite. The Eagles were hammered by North Florida on Sunday, losing by a 74-46 final at Orleans Arena in college basketball betting action.
Lipscomb at Jacksonville, Wednesday, January 2
North Florida home to Northern Kentucky, Wednesday, January 2