North Florida vs. Florida State Prediction
The contest between the North Florida Ospreys and the 11th-ranked Florida State Seminoles tonight features a high total. Will the Ospreys and Seminoles combine for enough point to make the over a winner?
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Donald L. Tucker Center at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Seminoles are a 22-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 157.5 points. As of Wednesday morning, 68 percent of public bets are coming in on host Florida State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Ospreys take down Charleston Southern
North Florida improved to 5-7 on the season Saturday with a 68-61 home victory over Charleston Southern. Noah Horchler paced the Ospreys with 22 points on 6-of-12 shooting plus 12 rebounds and two assists. J.T. Escobar tallied 14 points and four boards. Wajid Aminu added 13 points plus 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals. North Florida outscored the visitors 44-35 in the second half.
Seminoles ease past SEMO
Florida State moved to 9-1 on the season Monday night with an 85-68 home win over Southeast Missouri State. The Seminoles outscored the Redhawks 51-34 in the second half after the contest went into halftime tied at 34-34. Trent Forrest led FSU with 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting to go with eight rebounds, four dimes and three steals. Devin Vassell tallied 16 points off the bench plus four boards. David Nichols had 13 points, four rebounds and two assists as a reserve. Christ Koumadje added 12 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Ospreys are 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games. The under is 4-1 in the last five North Florida games.
The under is 10-3-1 in the last 14 Seminoles games overall. Florida State is 1-4-1 ATS in its last six games overall.
Florida State is a better team defensively than on the offensive end and I can't see North Florida having a very easy time scoring here. Even if Florida State scores at ease as it probably will, the pace will likely slow in the second half and the Ospreys aren't likely to do their part to send the total over the projection.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: NORTH FLORIDA/FLORIDA STATE UNDER 157.5