North Florida Ospreys vs Owls College Hoops Game Preview
North Florida Ospreys vs Kennesaw State Owls Odds
The Kennesaw State Owls will be trying to slam the North Florida Ospreys on Thursday when the teams tip off at KSU Convocation Center in college betting action.
This season, the Owls are 2-20 overall and 0-0 ATS ATS, while the Ospreys are 9-15 and 2-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Kennesaw State boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and North Florida is 1-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Owls sit at No. 347 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Ospreys sit at No. 293 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Ospreys will win this game 63-57.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kennesaw State's No. 313-ranked scoring average of 60.5 PPG, against a Ospreys defense rated No. 285 and allowing 71.2 PPG. The Owls FG% has averaged 40.5% to date this season, less than the Ospreys shooters have managed so far (43.8% per game).
Defensively, North Florida features the nation's No. 252-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.3 points per game. Kennesaw State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 338 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, North Florida was a 64-59 winner at home against Stetson. North Florida earned a 64-59 victory over Stetson on Saturday, getting 18 points from Travis Wallace at UNF Arena.
Last time out for Kennesaw State, they were a 66-42 loser as they battled Mercer on the road. Kennesaw State was crushed on Friday, getting blown out by Mercer and falling by a 66-42 score at Mercer University Center.
North Florida at Mercer, Saturday, February 9
Kennesaw State home to Jacksonville, Saturday, February 9