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Dec 1, 2:00 PM | Williams Arena

North Florida Ospreys vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds


The Minnesota Golden Gophers will try to cover the spread at Williams Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the North Florida Ospreys in NCAA basketball action.

Minnesota will face the 3-4 Ospreys, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Gophers are 3-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Ospreys are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View North Florida vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Golden Gophers rated this week at No. 70 and the Ospreys sitting at No. 132. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 80-66 result in favor of the Golden Gophers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the nation's No. 80-rated offensive output, at 74.5 PPG. The visiting Ospreys defense ranks No. 166 allowing on average 65.9 PPG. The Golden Gophers FG% has averaged 47.2% so far, more than the Ospreys marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.2% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Florida owns the country's No. 176-rated mark, allowing 69.8 points per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 163 in scoring at home.

North Florida won its last outing, a 72-47 result against Florida A&M on November 29. The Ospreys blew out Florida A&M on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 72-47 win at UNF Arena.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 77-68 winner as they battled Florida State on the road. They covered in the match as a 3-point underdog. Minnesota got 16 points from Joe Coleman en route to a 77-68 victory over Florida State on Tuesday at Tucker Center.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing South Dakota State are 6-1
After playing Florida State are 3-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Ospreys at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
North Florida at Pittsburgh, Saturday, December 8
Minnesota home to South Dakota State, Tuesday, December 4