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Ospreys visit Florida Gulf Coast Eagles in college basketball clash

North Florida OspreysFlorida Gulf Coast Eagles
Jan 7, 5:15 PM | Alico Arena

North Florida Ospreys vs Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the Florida Gulf Coast vs North Florida battle Saturday at Alico Arena as the Eagles look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Ospreys will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Eagles are 0-0 ATS. North Florida is 0-0 against the total, while Florida Gulf Coast is 0-0 versus the number.

View North Florida vs Florida Gulf Coast Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 92-rated Eagles and the No. 214-ranked Ospreys, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 68-64 result in favor of the Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida Gulf Coast has the nation's No. 178-rated offensive output, at 68.1 PPG. The visiting Ospreys defense ranks No. 260 allowing on average 70.6 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 45.8% so far, more than the Ospreys marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Florida owns the country's No. 301-rated mark, allowing 78.1 points per game on the highway. Florida Gulf Coast, on the other hand, rates No. 100 in scoring at home.

North Florida was an 82-61 winner in its last match at home against Lipscomb. North Florida cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Lipscomb out of the gym and running up an 82-61 score at UNF Arena.

Last time out for Florida Gulf Coast, they were a 62-55 winner as they battled Kennesaw State on the road. The Eagles got 22 points from Bernard Thompson as Florida Gulf Coast ran past Kennesaw State 62-55 on Wednesday at KSU Convocation Center.

Next up:
North Florida at Stetson, Monday, January 9
Florida Gulf Coast home to Jacksonville, Monday, January 9

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