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North Florida Ospreys vs USC Upstate Spartans Odds
The USC Upstate Spartans host North Florida on Thursday, looking to build on their 9-10 mark against the 8-12 Ospreys in college hoops action at G. B. Hodge Center.
USC Upstate battles the Ospreys, currently sitting with a 8-12 mark (2-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Spartans and 1-0 for the Ospreys.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 281-rated North Florida taking on the No. 120-rated Spartans in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-64 win for the Spartans on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Ospreys is ranked No. 309 in NCAA hoops at 31.1 per game. Contrast that with USC Upstate’s No. 138 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, USC Upstate is the No. 112-ranked team in the country at 6.7 per game, while North Florida rates No. 26 at 8.2 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Florida owns the country's No. 238-rated mark, allowing 72.8 points per game on the highway. USC Upstate, on the other hand, rates No. 59 in scoring at home.
Last time out for North Florida, they were a 77-68 loser as they battled Jacksonville at home. The Ospreys endured a 77-68 loss at the hands of the Dolphins on Friday, despite a 19-point effort from Parker Smith at UNF Arena.
USC Upstate lost its last outing, an 82-74 result against Mercer on January 19. Torrey Craig scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Spartans to a win (they lost 82-74 to Mercer at Mercer University Center on Saturday).
North Florida at East Tennessee State, Saturday, January 26
USC Upstate home to Jacksonville, Saturday, January 26