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East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs North Florida Ospreys Betting Preview

North Florida OspreysEast Tennessee State Buccaneers
March 4, 9:00 PM | Mercer University Center

North Florida Ospreys vs East Tennessee State Buccaneers Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the East Tennessee State vs North Florida battle Friday at Mercer University Center as the Buccaneers look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

This game is part of the Atlantic Sun Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. The game is being played at Mercer University Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Ospreys will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 1-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Buccaneers are 3-3 ATS. North Florida is 2-0 on the totals; East Tennessee State is 2-4.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 37-rated Buccaneers and the No. 259-ranked Ospreys, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-62 result in favor of the Buccaneers.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Ospreys is ranked No. 294 in NCAA hoops at 32.3 per game. Contrast that with East Tennessee State’s No. 93 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, East Tennessee State is the No. 285-ranked team in the country at 5.2 per game, while North Florida rates No. 189 at 6.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Florida owns the country's No. 253-rated mark, allowing 73.8 points per game on the highway. East Tennessee State, on the other hand, rates No. 91 in scoring at home.

North Florida was a 68-64 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Jacksonville. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs. North Florida earned a 68-64 victory over Jacksonville on Thursday, getting 23 points from Jerron Granberry at Mercer University Center.

East Tennessee State was a 54-53 winner in their most recent outing at home against Campbell. They failed to cover the 9.5–point spread as favorites. East Tennessee State got 24 points from Mike Smith en route to a 54-53 victory over Campbell on Wednesday at Mercer University Center.