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Bears vs Ospreys College Hoops Game Preview

Mercer BearsNorth Florida Ospreys
Feb 20, 7:00 PM | UNF Arena

Mercer Bears vs North Florida Ospreys Odds

20-8TEAM RECORD14-15

The Ospreys will try to cover the spread at UNF Arena on Monday when they get a visit from the Mercer Bears in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Bears have watched them go 20-8 and 2-1 ATS on the year, while the Ospreys are at 14-15 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Ospreys are 0-0, while the Bears have a 0-3 mark.

View Mercer vs North Florida Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Ospreys, most recently No. 253 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bears, who rate No. 84 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-64 victory for the Bears.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature North Florida's No. 188-rated squad against Mercer's No. 193-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, North Florida rates No. 189 in the country with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 112 nationally with 6.8 per match.

Defensively, Mercer features the nation's No. 144-rated defense on the road, allowing 69 points per game. North Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 148 nationally in scoring at home.

Mercer was an 81-75 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Jacksonville. Langston Hall scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 81-75 to Jacksonville at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday).

North Florida won its last outing, an 81-77 result against Kennesaw State on February 18. Kennesaw State was victimized for 29 points and 11 rebounds by Travis Wallace as the Ospreys bested the Owls 81-77 in college basketball action on Saturday.

Next up:
Mercer home to Lipscomb, Thursday, February 23
North Florida at Jacksonville, Friday, February 24