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USC Upstate Spartans take on Ospreys in college basketball test

USC Upstate SpartansNorth Florida Ospreys
Jan 14, 7:00 PM | UNF Arena

USC Upstate Spartans vs North Florida Ospreys Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between North Florida and USC Upstate on Saturday, with the host Ospreys trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

North Florida battles the Spartans, currently sitting with a 9-8 mark (1-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Ospreys and 1-0 for the Spartans.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 235-ranked Ospreys and the No. 195-rated Spartans in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-66 win for the Spartans on Saturday.


How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spartans rank No. 169 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.2 per game. That compares with North Florida’s No. 150 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where North Florida is college basketball's No. 219-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Spartans rate No. 220 with 5.7 per game.

Defensively, USC Upstate features the nation's No. 284-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.3 points per game. North Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 203 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, USC Upstate was a 73-66 loser at home against Mercer. Torrey Craig scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Spartans to a win (they lost 73-66 to Mercer at G. B. Hodge Center on Monday).

Last time out for North Florida, they were a 68-64 loser as they battled Stetson on the road. North Florida got 17 points from Jerron Granberry but lost anyway, 68-64, to Stetson on Monday at Edmunds Center.

Next up:
USC Upstate at Jacksonville, Monday, January 16
North Florida home to East Tennessee State, Monday, January 16