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Ospreys vs Gators College Hoops Game Preview

North Florida OspreysFlorida Gators
Nov 17, 8:00 PM | Stephen O'Connell Center

North Florida Ospreys vs Florida Gators Odds


The Florida Gators will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Ospreys at Stephen O'Connell Center in NCAAB action.

Supporters of the Ospreys have watched them go 1-1 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Gators are at 1-1 and 1-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Gators are 1-0, while the Ospreys have a 0-0 mark.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Gators sit at No. 7 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Ospreys sit at No. 269 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Gators will win this game 84-60.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida has the nation's No. 31-rated offensive output, at 86.5 PPG. The visiting Ospreys defense ranks No. 95 allowing on average 60.5 PPG. The Gators FG% has averaged 48.5% so far, more than the Ospreys marksmen have achieved on the year, 34% per game.

Defensively, North Florida features the nation's No. 161-rated defense on the road, allowing 64 points per game. Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 nationally in scoring at home.

North Florida was a 62-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Savannah State. Andy Diaz scored 16 points leading the Ospreys to a 62-57 victory over Savannah State at UNF Arena on Monday.

Last time out for Florida, they were an 81-74 loser as they battled Ohio State on the road. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. The Gators endured an 81-74 loss at the hands of the Buckeyes on Tuesday, despite a 17-point effort from Brad Beal at Value City Arena.

Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Ohio State are 3-0
After a loss are 8-2

A few Ospreys at Gators trends to consider:
Florida is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
Florida is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
North Florida at Miami, Saturday, November 19
Florida home to Wright State, Monday, November 21