North Florida Ospreys vs Northern Kentucky Norse Odds
The visiting North Florida Ospreys hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at The Bank of Kentucky Center against the Northern Kentucky Norse.
The Norse sport records of 9-15 and 2-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Ospreys have 12-17 and 2-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Norse and 1-0 for the Ospreys.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Norse - Ospreys odds would favor the Ospreys if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Northern Kentucky is rated No. 289 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Florida is at No. 254. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 61-60 win for the Ospreys.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Kentucky's No. 338 nationally ranked offense (57.3 points per game) against a Ospreys defense that sits as the No. 244 at 69.4 PPG. The Norse have been averaging 40.3% from the field, less than the Ospreys have managed so far this season (43.3% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Florida owns the country's No. 218-rated mark, allowing 71.4 points per game on the highway. Northern Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 344 in scoring at home.
North Florida was a 77-53 winner in its last match at home against USC Upstate. The battle between the Ospreys and Spartans didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as USC Upstate was handed a 77-53 defeat on Saturday at UNF Arena.
Northern Kentucky was a 63-46 loser in its last match on the road against Mercer. Northern Kentucky got 19 points from Eshaunte Jones but lost anyway, 63-46, to Mercer on Saturday at Mercer University Center.
North Florida at Lipscomb, Saturday, March 2
Northern Kentucky home to Jacksonville, Saturday, March 2