North Florida Ospreys vs USC Upstate Spartans Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
USC Upstate Spartans vs North Florida Ospreys Odds
The USC Upstate Spartans will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Ospreys in North Florida at UNF Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Ospreys currently sports a 11-17 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-0 ATS. The Spartans are 14-15 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Ospreys produce a 1-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Spartans have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Ospreys - Spartans odds would favor the Spartans if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Florida is rated No. 285 in the current Odds Shark poll, while USC Upstate is at No. 123. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-64 win for the Spartans.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spartans is ranked No. 90 in NCAA hoops at 36.7 per game. Contrast that with North Florida’s No. 257 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Florida is the No. 38-ranked team in the country at 7.7 per game, while USC Upstate rates No. 161 at 6.2 per game.
Defensively, USC Upstate features the nation's No. 190-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.1 points per game. North Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 186 nationally in scoring at home.
USC Upstate was a 68-64 loser in its last match on the road against Jacksonville. USC Upstate got 14 points from Ty Greene but lost anyway, 68-64, to Jacksonville on Thursday at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
North Florida was a 77-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against East Tennessee State. The Ospreys grabbed a 77-64 win over the Buccaneers on Thursday, behind a 17-point effort from Travis Wallace at UNF Arena.
USC Upstate at East Tennessee State, Friday, March 1
North Florida at Northern Kentucky, Thursday, February 28